Evan Osar Stabilization – Thoracic Stabilization – Core Stability
In this lecture, Evan Osar provides an overview of efficient and inefficient movement and stabilization of the thoracic region. He discusses core stability, breathing and centration, and explains how inefficiency might lead to lower performance in athletics, more fatigue in daily living, and often even leads to chronic pain and tightness.
“What do most patients who present with chronic pain complain about in addition to pain? Chronic tightness. The most common cause of this chronic tightness, and eventually the loss of performance from the development of chronic pain, are these non-efficient strategies. These people are not using the appropriate strategy for the task at hand.
“Habitually, these people have a poor low-level strategy. They don’t have a great strategy for the tasks they do most often in the day—standing, sitting and walking. They have an effective high-level strategy, which is why they don’t identify any problems while exercising and often feel better when they exercise or stretch.” ~Evan Osar
• Human Movement (1:35)
• A Client’s Efficient Strategy (5:15)
• Non-Efficient Stabilization Strategy (10:45)
• Developing an Efficient Thoracic Stabilization Strategy (19:20)
• Conclusion (25:15)
Evan Osar is a chiropractic physician who specializes in corrective sports medicine. He’s written books, articles and created training DVDs, which you’ll find, along with his twice-monthly newsletters and recent book, The Corrective Exercise Approach to Common Movement Dysfunctions of the Shoulder and Hip, at fitnesseducationseminars.com.