Increase Your Core Strength with Mary Kay Rohrkemper
Welcome back to the Central Ohio Primary Care blog. Today is part one of our two-part series with COPC Physical Therapy Manager, Mary Kay Rohrkemper.
Today, Mary Kay will demonstrate sitting core exercises, glute lift and chest stretches as well as a curl up.
Tomorrow, in the second part of this two-part series, Mary Kay will demonstrate core and arm exercises with a theraband.
Please remember, any application of the techniques, ideas, and suggestions in this document is at the reader’s sole discretion and risk. Always consult your physician or health care professional before performing any new exercise program, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, elderly, or if you have any chronic or recurring conditions.
Physical Therapists should read this. Let's stand as one!!
REPOST: From TV Patrol episode (Sept. 25, 2011), at 02:55 of clip:
“Pangarap ni Wena na maging isang physical therapist. Pero dahil sa kakulangan ng pera nagdesisyon itong mag-training sa TESDA (sa kursong) PINAKALAMAPIT SA PT, ETO AY ANG PANGHIHILOT”-Jasmine Romero
Responsible Journalism entails thorough RESEARCH before writing the news story. Media people should always consider the amount of influence they have to the viewing public. Such irresponsible and baseless statements strengthens the already existing notion that physical therapists are equivalent to manghihilot. If only the researcher, the segment producer, the news writer and editor, did their job correctly, then most probably they wouldn’t make such a degrading statement against the Physical Therapy profession. I condemn discrimination against Physical Therapists. And I stand up against this irresponsible statement.
WE DON’T STUDY FOR 5 YEARS, TAKE THE BOARD EXAM TO BE A MASSEUSE. Same goes with them..they didn’t finish 5 years and they didn’t take board exams to have their PT license.
Its not like they know the reasons for limitation of motions, the specific muscles that’s painful for the patient and why the patients are losing sensation on a specific part of their body. PTs know that. masseuses DON’T!
First week is almost over
I have just begun the first Study Period for my MOT (Masters of Occupational Therapy degree).
Three days in and it is pretty intense.
We are doing a lot of musculoskeletal anatomy, kineseology and biomechanics. I think that my undergrad (Exercise and Sports Science) has been refreshed, opening the flood gates to my old anatomy and biomechanics classes that I have stored in the recesses of my brain.
The ONE thing I am having BIG issues with is the planes of motion and rotation of axis.
I am really finding it hard to wrap my head around how flexion/extension, rotation, circumduction (etc) of the various limbs move about in these planes and axis … I think I am just going to have to continue to revise this again and again.
The amount of information being bombarded at my brain feels makes me feel like it is about to explode. With about two/three chapters per day to revise (before and after the lectures), plus the extra study for wet labs on top of this …. I am hoping my brain will retain the information and keep me in good stead for the weeks to come.
I just need to remember to sit back, relax and have a nice drink of icy cold beer every now and then :)