The following recommendation for the number of sets and repetitions is a general guideline and should be modified for each patient depending on their stage of rehabilitation, strength and level of ability.
Sets: 1. Begin on elevated ilium side, repeat to opposite side, finish the third repetition on the initial side.
Repetitions: Hold for 30 – 60 seconds per side.
Breathing: Slow deep breaths. Instruct the patient to breathe diaphragmatically into the dan tian.
If the patient is having difficulty performing an exercise due to proprioceptive deficiency from the injury or if the exercise creates mild discomfort, the practitioner can decrease the discomfort by applying acupuncture during the exercise. Refer to either the blog or the page in the SMA textbook.
Postural Assessment & Corrective Exercise Course
There is no substitute for hands-on experience when it comes to prescribing exercises. The Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercise classes taught in the SMAC program by Ian Armstrong with Matt Callison and Brian Lau consists of incredible and highly effective postural exercises that will not only help align the musculoskeletal system, but are also very effective for upper, middle and/or lower jiao organ disharmonies.