The importance of building a strong core and stabilization in the extremities is the guiding theme to most physical therapy programs. This is true whether you have lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, or nearly any other issue.
There are many ways to accomplish these goals, many of which you may be doing in physical therapy right now. And once you reach a higher level, you’ll feel the need for more complex exercises. Introducing the Slosh Pipe.
The slosh pipe is a 5–10-foot PVC pipe filled with an amount of water that can give you an awesome workout. As the pipe moves, the water “sloshes” inside the pipe, causing an increased need for you to use your muscles to stabilize. So when those squats and lunges you’re doing get too easy, we now have a tool to make them even more challenging. Even simply carrying the slosh pipe, which typically weighs 20 pounds, is a workout in and of itself.
Examples of exercises that the slosh pipe may be used with:
- Bench press
- Grip strength training
- Simulating potential work environments
Do you think you’re up to the challenge? Come to your local Sports PT location and check it out!