306 : Functional Core Matrix-Improving Efficiency of the Back and Core

Time Block G - Saturday, 8:15-11:05am

Session Format : Workshop

by Mike Bracko, EdD

11 Ratings

Type: Session

Item: VA16-S306


Functional Core Matrix consists of training the core using 3-D movements in each plane of motion. In all movement, your clients must be able to maintain balance, prevent injury, move efficiently and perform well while moving in multiple planes. This requires the core to stabilize, accelerate, decelerate, rotate and aid in lifting. This session will identify the risk factors associated with back injury and provide solutions for injury prevention, performance enhancement, and improving the efficiency of the back and core. Also, you will walk away with a toolbox filled with horizontal and vertical core training exercises that can be used with clients.

About the Author

Mike Bracko, EdD

Mike Bracko, EdD IDEA Author/Presenter

My passion is working with hockey players to improve their skating performance. I do this with on-ice and off-ice training. I work with male and female players 8 yrs old to pro players. Another passion of mine is presenting at fitness shows. In particular IDEA shows - IDEA World and IDEA PT East & West. IDEA is a remarkable organization lead by two remarkable people - Peter and Kathie Davis. I love playing ice hockey, x-c-skiing, mt biking, and being in the mountains. Also love all water sports especially surfing and body boarding. Also one of my favorite things to do is taking my dog, Bailey (Black Lab) for trail runs, swimming, and just walking.