SLINGS /OBLIQUE CHAINS 

By Dr.Ankith sagar and Dr. Harini 

Slings (also referred to as chains and/or loops) are a functional  component of the musculoskeletal system. Slings are comprised of  muscles, fascia and ligaments all working together to create stability and  mobility. 

The cylinder depends on strength and balance from the slings to provide  a stable foundation. 

Slings helps to transfer force through the trunk and facilitate rotational  movements. 

The muscles arranged within a myofascial sling are connected via facia to  produce these force vectors that assist in the transfer of load within the  pelvis and lumbar spine. 

APPLICATIONS: (Functional Movement Training) 

⮚ Athletic individuals for return to play and sports specific training. ⮚ Lower back pain 

⮚ Pregnancy and Post partum 

⮚ Fascial dysfunctions 

⮚ Activation of underactive muscles

ANTERIOR OBLIQUE SLING  COURSE

The external oblique and  internal oblique, connecting  with contralateral adductor  muscles via the adductor abdominal fascia.

 

POSTERIOR OBLIQUE SLING  COURSE

This sling system consists of  the latissimus dorsi (LD), the  gluteus maximus (GM), and  theinter-connecting thoracolumbar fascia (TLF)

 

DEEP LONGITUDINAL SLING  COURSE

The DLS connects the  erector spinae, multifidus,  thoracolumbarfacia, sacrotuberous ligament and  the biceps femoris.

 

LATERAL SLING  COURSE

The lateral sling consists of the  gluteus medius, gluteus  minimus, tensor fascia latae  (TFL) and iliotibial band (ITB)

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