Thursday, September 23, 2010
- Knees bent
- Feet shoulder width or staggered
- Hands up at chest level
- Palms facing each other and off the ball
- Thumbs up pointing towards chest
- Fingers spread
- Ball about 3 to 6 inches from chest
- Knees should be slightly flexed
- Legs should be abducted slightly in the frontal plane to have feet shoulder-width apart.
- Moving from anatomical position, you hands will be pronated 90 degrees with palms off the ball
- Thumbs will be superior the the remaining phalanges and be pointing towards you pectoralis region.
- Fingers will be abducted
Flexion: a bending movement around a joint in a limb (as the knee or elbow) that decreases the angle between the bones of the limb at the joint.
Abduction: to draw away (as a limb) from a position near or parallel to the median axis (a center line that runs down the middle of the body long ways) of the body: to move (similar parts) apart <abduct adjoining fingers>
Frontal Plane: longitudinal plane dividing the body into front and back halves.
Pronation: rotation of an anatomical part towards the midline (an imaginary line that runs from head-to-toes through the center of your body)
Superior: situated toward the head and further away from the feet than another and especially another similar part.
Phalanges: fingers and toes
Pectoralis: chest muscles
- Bring ball back to chest (like you're spring loading your arms)
- Lean forward at the hip
- Lift your leg in preparation for a forward step
- you will be stepping towards your target
- your step should be either with your dominant foot
- or with the foot opposite from the side you may have recieved the ball.
- Bring the ball bask towards the midline in your chest
- Flex at the hip to lean forward along the mediolateral axis of rotation
- Elevate your leg in preparation for a forward step.
- you will be stepping so make sure you are dorsiflexing for foot
- your step should be from the contralateral you have received the ball from.
Midline: an imaginary line which runs from head-to-toe that splits the body into equal left and right sides.
Elevation: to lift up or make higher : raise <elevate a patient's leg> <exercises that elevate the heart rate>
Dorsiflexion: flexing your foot upwards. Bringing your toes towards your shin.
Contralateral: on the opposite side of a reference point. In this case, the reference point is the side you recieved the ball from.
- Take step forward towards target.
- Extend arms at elbows
- Take step forward in the sagittal plane.
- Extend arms at elbows
Sagittal plane: a longitundinal plane dividing the the body into left and right parts. It is parallel to the midline.
Extension: an unbending movement around a joint in a limb (as the knee or elbow) that increases the angle between the bones of the limb at the joint. Basically, the opposite of flexion.
- Release ball with a snap of the wrist. (This creates a backspin on the ball)
- Thumbs should be pointing down after release.
- The spot where the ball should hit the floor should be approximately 2/3 to 3/4 the distance of intended target.
- Release ball with a snap of the wrist resulting with full rotation of the radioulnar joint.
- Thumbs should be inferior to the remaining phalanges
Rotation (of a joint): to turn the moving bone about its axis. In this case, it is medial rotation: rotating toward the body.
Radioulnar joint: any of three joints connecting the radius and ulna at their proximal and distal ends and along their shafts
Radius: One of two long bones that goes from your wrist to your elbow. It is located the thumbside of the arm.
Ulna: One of two long bones that goes from your wrist to your elbow. This is the thinner bone that is located on the pinkie side of the arm.
Proximal: situated next to or near the point of attachment or origin or a central point. In reference to another part, the proximal part is closer to the trunk of the body.
Distal: located away from the center of the body <the distal end of a bone>. In reference to another part, the distal part is further away from the trunk of the body.
- Return to athletic position or get back into the game.
Athletic Position: Knees are slightly flexed, legs are slightly abducted resulting in feet being shoulder-width apart, hands are in a ready position, and majority of body weight is on balls of your feet so you are ready to react.