Deep Freeze Pre and Post Treatment for Tennis Players April 04, 2016
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This synergy starts with our Deep Freeze™ Power In Motion™ Turbo Recovery Body Wash Gel which will affect the body as an interactive connected unit and provide muscular relaxation and total body cool-down.
This will complete the balance for areas of concern when paired with Deep Freeze™ Power In Motion™ Pain Relief and More Gel.
Our Cool Therapy will bring a new dimension into cryotherapy supporting your muscles and joints (From the Greek; Cryo = cold and Therapy = cure). This well balanced formula will reach a greater depth of absorption while first focusing on cooling and then encouraging micro- circulation to assist in enhanced performance and recovery.
(15 Minute Shoulder Treatment)
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a clinical approach to functional movement. This treatment is designed to increase Range of Motion (ROM), to decrease injuries while improving joint function and is a great add-on to your current session or treatment. All practitioners performing AIS must practice within their scope of licensure and or certification and have experience with the stretching modality.
• The client is active; working with Reciprocal Inhibition
• Only hold stretches for 2 seconds while adding a little pressure at end of range of motion (R.O.M)
• Guide the muscle back into a relaxed state; when you stretch or contract a muscle, the blood is pushed out. The new blood and oxygen only comes back in when the muscle is in a relaxed/neutral state.
• Repeat the stretches 8-10 times
The practitioner’s responsibility:
• Assist the client in moving their shoulder if needed
• Maintain proper angles
As we look at the sport of tennis, it has many connected movements that will vary depending on the level of play which can produce multiple imbalances resulting in a great number of muscular conditions or concerns.
This treatment is designed to specifically demonstrate shoulder stretches to increase range of motion (ROM) for superior flexibility and enhanced function.
Supporting Deep Freeze’s commitment to assist in preventative awareness, we have included stretches your clients can participate in, supported by Deep Freeze’s line of products.
In order to enjoy the sport of your choice and maintain a high level of performance, you must be proactive and conscious of your body-mechanics.
• DEEP FREEZE™ Turbo Recovery Body Wash
We recommend the use of Turbo Recovery Body Wash pre-warm up which will provide 2 separate sensations; the first phase is a cooling sensation followed by increased circulation awakening muscle tissue for physical activity.
• DEEP FREEZE™ Cool Therapy Pain Relief Gel
It is recommended to use a small amount of the Pain Relief Gel and apply it to the areas of concern. Within a few minutes, the active ingredients penetrate the tissue assisting in its healing process.
You will find the following Stretches demonstrated in a seated or reclined position to suit your work environment.
Client’s arm is resting in front, they will abduct their arm into extension. You will support posterior shoulder to stabilize trunk from compensation.
Support scapula and extend arm back while stabilizing their trunk.
The client is sitting with their back straight and their fingers interlocked behind their head. They will lift the elbows up and back at a 45°angle.
Client is laying face down, chin off the table interlocking their fingers behind their head. They will lift the elbows up and back at a 45° angle.
Client’s arm will be horizontally abducted and adduct their arm toward the opposite shoulder. You will be standing behind your client and supporting their posterior shoulder to minimize turning of the trunk.
Client is in a sideline position, with their arm extended horizontally adducting their arm toward the opposite shoulder. You will be standing behind your client and supporting their posterior shoulder to minimize turning of the trunk.
Client will start with their arm down at their side with their elbow straight and then move their arm into extension. You will stabilize the shoulder to prevent it from shrugging.
Tennis related shoulder strengthening
I suggest using Deep Freeze Gel product 15-20 min before starting your exercise.
Push-ups – 3 sets, 8-12 reps
1. Begin by lying prone with hands shoulder width or slightly wider apart.
2. Engage the abdominals to keep the body straight and extend the arms to push the body off the floor
3. Lower the body back to the beginning position and repeat.
*If there is too much pressure on the shoulder, leave the knees on the ground
Incline Bench Chest Press – 3 sets, 10-15 reps
1. Begin by lying on a weight bench with feet flat on the floor.
2. With weights in hand and palms facing forward, extend arms straight above the shoulders.
3. Lower the weight back to the level of the chest and repeat.
Cable Fly– 3 sets, 10-15 reps
1. Begin by grasping two opposing handles on a cable machine and hinge slightly forward at the hips.
2. Keeping the arms extended, internally rotate the shoulders and bring the hands together in a hugging motion.
3. Reopen the arms and repeat the motion.
* Add variation to the exercise by setting the pulley levels below and above the level of the shoulders as well as even with the level of the shoulders
Standing Shoulder Scaption – 3 sets, 8-12 reps
1. Begin by standing with feet shoulder-width apart, abdominals drawn in and hands hanging by the sides with
thumbs pointing up.
2. With a light weight in each hand raise the arms out from the sides at about a 30 degree angle. Arms should be extended during this movement.
3. Raise the arms until they are parallel with the shoulders then lower and repeat.
Lateral Deltoid Raises – 3 sets, 8-12 reps
* Same instructions as shoulder scaption but with palms facing downward and arms even with the body
Front Raises – 3 sets, 8-12 reps
* Same instructions as shoulder scaption but with palms facing downward and raising directly in front of the body
Shoulder External Rotation – done with a resistance band or light weight (>5 lbs)
3 sets, 15 reps
1. Tie a resistance band around a post at the same height as the elbow and stand with one side to the band a few feet away.
2. Holding the end of the band with the outside hand, keeping the elbow firmly pressed to the side, and the elbow bent at a 90 degree angle, rotate the arm in a backhand motion.
3. Continue as far as the shoulder allows, pause, then return to the starting position and repeat.
*If this exercise is done with light free weight, just hold the weight in hand with the elbow at 90 degrees
Reverse Fly – also done with light weight
3 sets, 10-12 reps
1. Run a band around a post and hold the handles so there is some tension
2. Extend and lift the arm straight out in front of the shoulders. Arms should be straight and parallel to the floor and perpendicular to the torso.
3. Keeping arms extended and parallel to the floor, move the arms to the sides and back. Continue this motion until the arms are extended to the sides.
4. Pause at the sides then return to the starting position and repeat.
‘Drawing the Sword’ - done with light resistance band
3 sets, 10-12 reps
1. Begin with one end of a resistance band under one foot and the opposite hand holding the other end.
2. With the hand holding the resistance band, extend the arm and lift straight above the shoulder. (like the motion of drawing a sword)
3. Pause at the top then return to the starting position and repeat.
This treatment was designed to bring together the strengths of two professions - Massage Therapy and Personal Training.
In addition it embraces the Deep Freeze Power in Motion support products, to enhance our desired results.
Lukasz Monka, founder of Lumon Productions® LLC is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist. He pursued his educational goals at the Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw. After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, he went on to get a degree in massage therapy and a Master’s in Physical Education/Therapy. In 2007, Lukasz was accepted to the Graduate’s program at Appalachian State University in North Carolina and began working towards a 2nd Master’s degree, this time in Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Lukasz manages the wellness facility at The Club at Admirals Cove. He is a member of Keiser University Advisory Board and CSFA Education Committee. In 2013 Lukasz released his mobile application, Lumon Fit, now available on Apple App Store. Software was created for fitness professionals and therapists to streamline processes and increase quality of provided services in fitness facilities.
Bruce Baltz is the founder of SpiriPhysical LLC and Co-Owner and National Director of Education for Deep Freeze Team LLC and a licensed massage therapist in New York and Florida. He is an internationally recognized educator with over 35 years of experience in the fitness and bodywork industry. Bruce is the current Chair Elect for NCBTMB.