Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ab-Inforcer Information Shared by Lee Brandon, C.S.C.S.

How the AB-Inforcer can help those with PD:

But now some individuals with PD are finding a way to move more easily that doesn't involve taking more drugs. Instead, they're doing AB-Inforcer® Core Biofeedback Trainer exercises.Developed by Lee Brandon, CSCS, these exercises focus on three areas that seem to be very helpful to Parkinson's patients - breathing and strengthening the "core muscles," addressing the spine as a system and providing postural awareness and postural strengthening. Breath "training" helps because many people with PD tend to breathe shallowly, which limits the amount of oxygen they can take in. Core exercises assist with postural awareness, which Parkinson's patients find difficult to maintain. Addressing the spine as a system while training the entire core is critical for postural improvements (We call this Spinal Triangulation™ ).AB-Inforcer® Core Biofeedback Trainer exercises use very controlled movements, and are based on the theory that it's more important to reinforce good motor patterns and avoid repetitive micro trauma and move correctly in good form with every exercise. Beginning progressions are gentle and simple; many are done lying down. The three sensors and biofeedback in the form of light, sound and vibration assist in promoting better form in each exercise, remove excessive momentum and distortion, and helps isolate out the use of the hip flexors which is a root of many postural distortions. This makes these core exercises ideal for rehabilitation, and in fact they're sometimes recommended for other conditions under a professionals care, like post spine surgery rehab, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and scoliosis.One of the biggest advantages of training on the AB-Inforcer®, though, is the flexibility of its routines. Exercises can be personalized to meet the individual needs of the people doing them clinically and at home for maintenance. Core exercises have been recommended for Parkinson's before. Those who use the AB-Inforcer’s new biofeedback training technology for their Core training have found it helped them become stronger, more flexible, and more balanced in a shorter amount of time.

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