In my next few posts, I'll be referring to the work of Hodges, Jull, & Richardson on core training & spine stability. If it sounds like I'm being critical, nothing can be further from the truth. I'm not in same league as these people. The truth is I'm a 49 year old man who watches cartoons at night to help him relax before bed time.
However, this blog is dedicated to the high school A.T.; and the care & prevention of injuries to adolescent athletes. So, I must interpret research and apply it in a manner that suits my setting.
I often work with classified athletes. For example, emotionally disturbed, ADHD, neurologically impaired et al. Yes, they are athletes too, and they have spines that get injured. In addition, I work with the "teenage" population. I know what would happen if I left them alone 5 minutes with one of those pressure gauge bags & an ultrasound unit. They would probably be text messaging their boyfriends, while talking to their friends, with an I Pod in their ear. A few would probably be beating each other over the head with the pressure bags.
I don't pretend to have all the answers, but since this is my blog I get to be selfish & tell you how I approach the issue.