New ActivMotion® Bar Training Manual Published
OPTP has published a new and exclusive physical therapy exercise guide for the ActivMotion Bar. Activating Functional Mobility represents a collaboration between OPTP, ActivMotion Bar inventor Derek Mikulski and physical therapist Nicole Bushong.
The manual was written to help patients develop the strength, mobility and balance needed to live an enjoyable, pain-free life. The authors provide exercise physiology, scientific research and training methodology as well as over 40 therapy, golf and Pilates exercises that address common rehabilitative conditions.
Exercises take advantage of the unique “rolling resistance” of the 4.5-pound ActivMotion Bar. The Bar is filled with rolling weights (ball bearings) that glide smoothly within the Bar to create a core-centric training experience. Due to its lighter weight, shorter length (4’) and smaller diameter (1 ¼”), the Bar is ideal for physical therapy, Pilates, golf, active aging and corrective exercise.
The manual features a full-body training program with exercise movements that are specifically designed to increase core muscle engagement while improving range of motion. Detailed instructions and color photographs demonstrate each movement to ensure proper technique and promote ease of learning for trainees.
To learn more or purchase, visit the Activating Functional Mobility manual page or call 800.367.7393.
About the Authors
Derek Mikulski, BS, CSCS, CPT, is the creator of the ActivMotion Bar. He holds degrees in exercise physiology and health promotion, and also has fitness certifications from NASM, NSCA and NPTI. Nicole Bushong, PT, DPT, RYT-200, graduated from Oakland University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in Rochester, Michigan and completed her yoga teacher training through Yoga Alliance.