Forum / Let's Discuss! / Q for Erin Myers: unilaterally firing the multifidus

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On: July 20, 2018 12:49 PM
In your workshop, "Analyzing Scoliosis", you had Heather extend her left hip during the prone Lat Pull on the Reformer and during Swan on the Chair. I believe I heard you explain that extending the left hip will help fire the multifidi on the right side. Wouldn't extending the right hip fire the multifidi on the right side? Can you please explain?
Erin Myers
On: July 23, 2018 08:08 AM
Hi Terry, Kinetically, when you are prone if you raise your left leg into extension your right multifidus should fire more than your left side. It's a cross-body firing pattern. If you question how it's firing, palpate both lumbar mulitifidus sides and simply let the muscles tell you--they will tell you. I hope this helps. Blessings, Erin Myers
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