Rolling Lower Body

This is a lower body rolling pattern used to increase the dynamic stability and core communication connecting the upper and lower body in a natural rotational pattern. Segmental lower body rolling looks at a primitive stabilization strategy in young children to adults.

This is a lower body rolling pattern used to increase the dynamic stability and core communication connecting the upper and lower body in a natural rotational pattern. Segmental lower body rolling looks at a primitive stabilization strategy in young children to adults.

Set Up: Lay on your back, arms overhead, feet shoulder-width apart. Completely relax the body from the waist up through the arms.

Action: Flex one hip and reach the leg across the body. The upper extremity remains still and relaxed on the floor until the lower body pulls it over creating a diagonal rotation. The upper body will simply follow the movement with no effort or tensing of muscles. Think of the motion of the leg as stepping across the body and stepping down.

Return: To return to the starting position extend and reach the same leg diagonally back across the body. Again, the upper extremity remains relaxed on the floor and the lower body merely pulls it over returning to the start position.

 

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