Posterior oblique system & core stabilisation – Part 2

//Posterior oblique system & core stabilisation – Part 2

Posterior oblique system & core stabilisation – Part 2

Every time we move we move our connective tissues will create toque, tension, softness. This can be especially exaggerated and emphasised in such movements as below on the golf swing. Again we are taking our intention and attention to the sales bit everything else is working and is switched on a the term goes.


The posterior oblique sling is a cross-body pattern comprised of the gluteus maximus, thoracolumbar fascia (TLF) and contralateral latissimus dorsi muscle, which connects the shoulder with the opposite hip to facilitate locomotion. Dysfunction in this system puts the brakes on power, strength, speed, and performance.


This can be clearly seen in gait pattern on the single stance phase. In the propulsive phase of gait, there is aphasic contraction of the gluteus maximus, which occurs in concert with that of the contralateral latissimus doors as it extends the arm as a means  of counter rotation. this timed contraction  produces tension in the thoracolumbar fascia  that assists in the stabilising the sacroilliac  joint of the stance leg. Vleeming quotes Margaria, who states that the posterior oblique system may act like a smart spring, storing and releasing energy in the thoracolumbar fascia mechanism. this would reduce the metabolic cost of walking .

The posterior oblique system is also crucial during this action in order decelerate the movement when appropriate, using eccentric control. This helps to aid an individual in maintaining their balance during a highly dynamic movement such as this, whilst stabilising the lumbo-pelvic hip complex.


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Nisha is a certified Chek practitioner and holistic lifestyle coach.Her journey started when a visiting Laban teacher introduced her to Pilates at Dance College during her first year. It's effects were forgotten but she then re discovered Pilates through Michael King eleven years later whilst running her dance school. Her background spans over 25 years with formal training in classical ballet, modern dance, tap, national choreography, stage production and theatre. Her formation includes Pilates, Thai bodywork, Yoga, GYROTONIC, GYROKINESIS and anatomical studies. Her particular interest is fascia, and the connective lines and movement patterns that allow a full moving structure rather than the isolation of bones and muscles. Her fascination with questioning the traditions of modern medicine and fascination with searching for meaningful answers has taken her in many different directions and has offered her an abundance of opportunities gaining a wealth of knowledge. “I tried many movement modalities and extended my search after experiencing fascia, because of its simplicity in movement. Quickly, I noticed my own body changing as well as the bodies of my own clients. In the last 25 years of teaching I’ve developed a workout unique to Yoga Anatomy". Throughout her studies Nisha has done numerous dissections with Julian Baker and Cery Davies and has the opportunity to take lectures and courses from Robert Schleip, Joanne Avisons, Tom Myers, Matt Wallden, Emma Lane, Gary Carter, Paul Chek, Dan Hellman, Peter Blackaby, James de Silva plus many many more Nishas teaching method promotes reflective self-discovery and provides the requirements to integrate a shift in consciousness for attaining individual goals. She maintains that an attitude of compassion, consistency and joyous humor are excellent components to growth and expanded potential. She welcomes all level of movers from the beginner to the seasoned athlete who have a desire to increase their skill potential, also teachers and students. Her specialties include assisting post rehabilitative individuals, injury prevention for dancers and athletes and advanced movement programs.