This manual teaches the user three times as many
exercises as are in our standard Physical Therapy Protocols Instructional
Manual, and includes full color photos and instructional videos to go along
with most of the exercises. Exercises
are broken down into Upper Body Exercises; Lower Body Exercises; Core, Balance,
and Stability Exercises; and Exercises for Increasing Flexibility.
This manual also provides in-depth research and
training on the benefits of training the body in the upright position for core
strength and functional strength, and guides the user through the process of
developing new exercises on Core Stix.
As a bonus, the program now also includes our Three
Stage Advanced Balance Progression Program and our Wellness Group Exercise
Programming for the Active Aging population.
Core Stix Balance Progression Program developed by
[re+active] Physical Therapy and Wellness (included in Manual).
Basis of Program: Systems approach to balance as
tested by the BESTest
*Horak, Wrisley & Frank 2009
Goal: Identify and address balance according to the
underlying balance system deficits.
Stage 1: Balance Foundation: core activation for
anticipatory postural responses, limits of stability, sensory orientation and
Stage 2: Balance Control: progresses foundation and
includes postural responses and combined balance systems
Stage 3: Balance Challenge: adds additional reactive