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Myofascial Release Techniques
Transcript of Myofascial Release Techniques
Overactivity/Underactivity? Static stress
Muscle imbalance Self Myofascial Release(SMR) SMR Protocol SMR Hip and Back
Hands On SMR Upper Leg
Hands On Basic Myofascial Release Techniques By: Erin McGill How to use SMR? SMR/MCT Contraindications Meet Erin Erin McGill has two Masters degrees as well as her NASM-CPT, CES, PES, and FNS. She has 15 years of industry experience including group fitness, personal training, corrective programming, health club management, and training and development management. She currently works for the National Academy of Sports Medicine where she serves as the Director of Training and Design. In this position, Erin manages a team and creates the best in class educational design for a variety of consumers and partners to ensure quality education in the pursuit of a successful career in the health and fitness industry. Posture-Five Kinetic Chain Checkpoints Head
Neural, center of ear in line with center of shoulder.
Neutral, center of shoulder in line with center to hip joint
Neutral spine with abdominal drawn-in
Straight ahead in line w/2nd and 3rd toes
Straight ahead with neutral position at the ankle. Ideal Poor Big Small Imbalance Myofascial Adhesions Postural Distortion
Acute rheumatoid arthritis
Congestive heart failure Bleeding disorders
Pregnancy Move slowly about 1 inch per second
Hold on tender spot for 30 seconds
Can hold longer with less intensity for up to 90 seconds
Rolling fast not effective for trigger points SMR can be use as pre-exercise warm-up or as part of cool down process.
Can be used for active recovery on off days.
Increases blood flow.
New research is indicating performance gains from using SMR. SMR Lower Leg Hands on Integrated Flexibility Corrective Exercise Performance Training Strength Training SMR
Static Stretching SMR
Active Stretching SMR
Dynamic Stretching Questions? Thank You Muscle
Imbalance Poor Posture Improper
Movement Injury Contact: Erin.McGill@nasm.org