This week's exercise focus is on core stability in a functional position. In sports and everyday life we constantly have to work on balance and stability in unstable positions. Whether you are a basketball player getting hit while running or just bumped into while walking to work, core stability must kick in to keep you on your feet. Using an exercise like split stance lunge w/ rhythmic stabilization can help progress a good core program.
Have the patient/athlete assume a lunge position with their back leg on the bosu ball. After they assume the proper upright position instruct them to extend their arms straight out with hands together. Begin slowly applying rhythmic stabilization in all directions. Increase speed as needed.
To progress this exercise, simply have the patient/athlete move their back leg forward so that only their back toe is on the bosu ball, further creating an unstable surface to challenge their core.