This is Brent of the Brookbush Institute and
in this video we're doing more exercises for
That's individuals with issues of the wrist, forearm or elbow.
We know that this postural dysfunction generally presents as excessive pronation, extension and ulnar deviation
Which makes these muscles right here, our wrist and finger extensors, as well as one
of them being an ulnar deviator, get really over active and tend to have a fair amount
of trigger points, or get trigger point laden.
I'm going to have my friend Crystal come out, she is going to help me demonstrate how to
release this over active muscle.
Of all the techniques we've tried, and we've tried a bunch of different stuff, with lacrosse
balls and various devices and trying to sit down and lean into a table, and trying to
The easiest thing we've found is to use this same FlexBar we've been using for all of our
forearm exercises, so that radial deviation exercise we were doing, and the flexion exercise
we were doing and the reverse Tyler twist, it's the same piece of equipment, a FlexBar
from Theraband, only we're going to use it like a foam roll against the wall.
Alright so Crystal is going to put that against the wall, she is then going to put her forearm
against the FlexBar, and then she is going to lean into her arm so that she doesn't have
to hold her arm up.
And that will also give her the pressure she needs, and then she's just going to roll along
the whole length of her forearm looking for the most tender point.
When she finds it she'll just lean and hold still, probably for 30 seconds to 2 minutes
until she feels a significant decrease in discomfort or sometimes you'll actually get
a release feeling where everything lets go and then there's no more pain.
Not too bad right?
Now you guys can imagine if I'm using the same piece of equipment that I've been using
for all of my exercises, it's very portable and the only additional thing I need is a wall
this becomes really easy to implement in home exercise programs.
We created the office exercise program, we were talking about before.
We know that a lot of people with this forearm dysfunction end up like they're typing too
much, and then some of them type all week and then they go try to be weekend warriors
in various recreational leagues and they end up with some elbow pain or wrist pain.
This is something they could do at the office.
They can do their release work, do their forearm exercises, it takes them 10 minutes, they
can do it a couple times a day.
You want to try the other side?
Alright so again she is going to put the FlexBar against the wall vertical.
She's going to try to smash her forearm into her side here so that, I don't want her using
her bicep or even some of these flexor muscles to hold her forearm in place because that's
going to make it harder to get a release.
I want the friction between her body and the FlexBar to be holding her arm up.
You can step out just a little bit so that you get a little bit better of a lean in there.
This can be really tender guys, so people can adjust how far their feet are away.
If they want more pressure they can bring their feet out a little bit, if they want
very little pressure because of how tender these points are, they can start pretty close
to straight up and just lightly push into the FlexBar.
So there you guys have it, by releasing these mucles, we're taking our first step towards
optimizing recruitment patterns and motion of the joints in our elbow, forearm and wrist.
And hopefully, starting to turn the tide towards not being in pain, or not exhibiting any of
I hope you guys enjoy this technique, I hope it's easy for you to get client's to do this
technique or a regular basis, obviously that whole compliance thing, is a big struggle that
we all have to face.