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Movement Impairment Correction Exercises

Shirley Sahrmann Exercises

These Shirley Sahrmann exercises provide musculo-skeletal healthcare practitioners with exercises to correct faulty movement patterns and imbalances.

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These Shirley Sahrmann exercises include exercises that are components of basic movements used in daily activities and will only be effective if the correct performance of the person's most frequently performed daily activities is also addressed in the treatment program. Optimal control of alignment and specific joint movement is the necessary foundation upon which to add the strengthening and endurance exercises. The control exercises provide the means of not only remediating but also preventing musculo-skeletal pain problems. The exercises are for the trunk, upper quarter and lower quarter, and are performed in different positions (lying, quadruped, sitting, standing). The purpose of the exercises is to improve the performance and control of the muscles, decrease or increase flexibility, improve balance control, stretch the muscles and prevent compensatory movement.

These physical therapy exercises are based on Shirley Sahrmann's book 'Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes' published by Elsevier Mosby.


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Body areas

Back Extensors, Hip Abductors, Hip Adductors, Hip Extensors, Hip Flexors, Hip Lateral Rotators, Knee, Knee Extensors, Knee Flexors, Neck, Neck Flexors, Scapula, Scapula Protractors, Scapula Upward Rotators, Shoulder, Shoulder Extensors, Shoulder Flexors, Trunk and Back, Trunk Flexors, Trunk Stabilizers

Assisted or with a Partner, Pillow or Towel, Wall, Without Equipment

Abduction, Adduction, Extension, External Rotation, Flexion, Lateral Flexion, Rotation and Circumduction, Upward Rotation

Active and Dynamic Stretching, AROM, Control Extension, Control Flexion, Control Neutral, Control Rotation, Module Info, Movement Control and Stability

Starting position
Lying (prone), Lying (supine), On All Fours, Sidelying, Sitting High, Standing

Other keywords
Active Stretching, Bird dog, Child/teenager, CKC, OKC, Passive Assisted Stretching, Passive Stretching, Proprioception, Rehab, Rotation, Shoulder Girdle, Single-joint, Stability, Wall slides


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English, Finnish, Italian