Posterior Oblique Sling Exercise Progression

Shown in this video clip is a 4 step progression for the POSTERIOR OBLIQUE SLING. The posterior oblique sling consists of the latissimus dorsi muscle, the opposite side gluteus maximus muscle, and the interconnecting thoracolumbar fascia. This sling crosses at the level of the lumbosacral junction and provides what is known as force closure to the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Force closure provides stability to the SI region by allowing it to distribute load between the lower extremities, spine, and upper extremities. This force closure allows for coordinated movement for activities such as walking, climbing stairs, and just about every single sport-specific movement. Take throwing for instance: energy is generated in one body region (the legs), transferred through the hips/pelvis, and released through the upper extremity (hand) to deliver a pitch that can be released at over 100 mph. That’s a lot of power that needs to be generated and transferred effortlessly from one body region to another. That power transfer is where myofascial slings come in. . Begin in the quadruped position. Perform hip extension using the glute on one side and shoulder extension on the other side using the lat. . Progress into a half kneeling position. Focus on driving your front heel into the ground to maintain stability. . Next, work into a lunge position. You can hold the lunge position or work through the range of motion. Make sure to keep your weight forward. . Last but not least, incorporate a step up. Really focus on the end position here. Fully squeeze the glutes at the top and come to terminal hip extension while the shoulder is fully extended. . We are proud to partner with @WebPT, the leading rehab therapy platform for enhancing patient care and fueling business growth.
Exercise Library