PlyoDyne® allows training through small increments of weight, velocity, force, and varying ROM (range of movement), utilizing the fascial elasticity of the proper biomechanical chains under the seven principles.
During the first phase of the training, balance, coordination, elasticity, and stability ensure that muscles and tissues are prepared for the later program. The stimulation of brain activity improves dysfunctional motor patterns, and through neuroplasticity, allows reprogramming towards correct sensorimotor patterns, optimizing the existing nervous system and muscle and joint function.
The initial phases of training are designed to restore the basic movement patterns of spiral and diagonal chains. This improves balance through improved joint centering and training the shoulder within the total body patterns, beginning with the foundation of proper core stability, which is essential to maximize shoulder position, stability, and improved functioning. This is achievable due to the closed-chain protocol of PlyoDyne® during the training and being in an optimal position for the needs of rehabilitating patients or for the specific movement needs of the athlete.
The dynamic movement and proprioception enhanced by the return of proper function of the patient's full spiral and oblique, e.g., optimal coordination for enhanced performance.
This is optimal joint centering, i.e., optimal sensorimotor feedback to the brain, and can best be described as muscle (movement patterns) chains being in constant flow with perfect timing, and so-called power-driven, and again a true functional motion.
The increased mobility and flexibility of all tissues, most crucially including the fascia, is essential. This tissue is responsible for functional muscle chain activity. Fascial oblique chains, for example, connect every muscle into a chain to allow a powerful, optimal throwing action or punching, transmitting force from the closed-chain, ground-up connection.
The parts in chains with the least flexibility are first stretched, and, above all, the correct stretching of passive and active tissue occurs in a cooperative and therefore optimal function.
The sequences and manner of movements result in an increase in functional central core stability in a caudally closed chain. This, again, leads to cooperating shoulder and arm stability. This is only achievable by optimizing core stability activity, which connects and transfers power from the lower body to the upper body in the aforementioned oblique and spiral chains.
PlyoDyne®'s unique design allows training in such a way that results in this correct transfer of active muscle structures, along with regulated support of passive joint structures and weak tissue.
In addition, patients can safely train with closed eyes, where and when appropriate, increasing proprioception and neuromuscular facilitation function.
With balance being restored to natural instinctive functioning, as an intrinsic part of every movement of the body, it is time to introduce an additional training dimension.
Subject of this training dimension are eccentric and concentric aspects. The extreme level of power needed to conversion from an eccentric to a concentric motion, passing through the critical by the equipment trainable zero force moment, fortify the balance between ventral and dorsal strength of the shoulder joint, in fully functional patterns (PNF Obliques and spiral patterns). Purely power training is also feasible in slow power mode. It is the unique design and variability allowed utilizing these patterns with the equipment that differentiates our equipment from anything else currently available.
In this training phase, the patient can begin training speed and endurance with the correct neuromuscular patterns once the injured tissue allows. The injury will heal through the first phase whilst the proper movement pattern is being corrected. With correct patterns and proprioception returned and optimized thanks to the unique attributes of PlyoDyne® and its ability to incorporate shoulder function within the total body chain and reinforcement of the core foundation, the patient is in the best position to realize their potential performance while minimizing chances of re-injury.
Controlling acceleration and deceleration of the movement allows for a super-slow velocity training mode. Here, the patient can reach the highest levels of optimal fine-tuned force and speed power training. With a clear focus on muscle and weak tissue functional training, especially related to white muscle fibers, you protect weak tissues such as the joint capsule and ligaments, which is especially important for shoulder performance and balanced activity of the rotator cuff. Due to the range of motion (ROM) of the shoulder, these muscles and fascial structures act like contracting ligaments, and therefore, all shoulder structures have an extremely high density of various proprioceptive receptors, especially in the fascia.
All-inclusive effect of training phase
The incorporation of these unique features of the PlyoDyne® system results in maximizing the patient’s potential performance. This is due to the combination of variables in the training system for fine-tuning power, speed, and the ability to train aerobic and anaerobic systems as required.
The latter attribute is the combination of the above-mentioned wide choice of variables that can be used in any combination of ways to create a bespoke and optimal rehabilitation protocol that is easily versatile depending on each patient's progress. The system's attributes and safety for taking an athlete from injury to potentially a peak performance surpassing pre-injury levels speak for themselves. The combination leads to a controlled and reproducible overall effect of a perfectly tuned fusion of power and speed training. The system is designed to work with our innate neurological patterns and rewire the patterns through neuroplasticity in our brains. There are no limits in defining the best possible anaerobic and aerobic potential for the athlete.