Aim

Activation of the calf muscles (triceps surae)
Patient Position Place your feet on the swisswing® while sitting upright on a chair in front of it. Your legs should be bent slightly at the knee.
Execution Tense your calf muscles slightly.
Note Make sure there is no contact between your Achilles tendon and the drum.

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Activation of the calf muscles (triceps surae and deep layers)
Patient Position Place your calves on the swisswing® while sitting upright on a chair in front of it.
Execution With your legs fully extended and your feet alternately bent back or stretched forward, tense your calf muscles slightly.
Note Make sure there is no contact between your Achilles tendon and the drum.

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Activation of the thigh muscles (dorsal, ischiocrurele muscles: biceps femoris, semitendinosus, semimembranosus)
Position Stand up straight facing the swisswing®, and place your leg (bent at the knee) on the swisswing® drum.
Execution Tense your thigh muscles slightly, slight tension off the swisswing®.
Note Make sure to keep your weight bearing leg actively extended and your hips and spine straight.

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Activation of all of the muscles in your legs
Position Stand up straight facing the swisswing®. Bend your leg at the knee. Place the ball of your foot on the swisswing® drum with your heel extended well above the drum.
Execution Tense your leg muscles slightly.
Note Make sure to maintain an upright position. Do not exert downward pressure on the drum.

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Activation of the muscles in the buttocks (gluteus)
Position Stand up straight with your back to the swisswing® and your buttocks touching the swisswing® drum.
Execution Tense the muscles in your buttocks slightly.
Note Make sure to maintain an upright position.

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Activation of the muscles on the outside of the thigh (adductors, tensor fasciae latae
Position Stand up straight with the swisswing® at your side. Maintain contact between your thigh and the swisswing® drum.
Execution Tense the muscles in your thigh slightly.
Note Make sure to maintain an upright position and an even distribution of your weight.

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Activation of the muscles on the front of the thighs (iliopsoas, quadriceps femoris)
Position Stand up straight facing the swisswing®. With one leg fully extended and swung slightly behind you, maintain contact between the muscles on the front of your hip and the swisswing® drum.
Execution Tense the muscles on the front of your hip slightly.
Note Make sure to maintain an upright position. Do not put weight on the leg swung behind you.

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Activation of the hands
Position Sit down facing the swisswing®. With your arms bent at the elbows, place the palms of your hands on the swisswing® drum.
Execution Tense the muscles in your hands slightly.
Note Maintain an upright sitting position.

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Activation of the forearm muscles (extensors)
Position Sit down facing the swisswing®. With your arms bent at the elbows, place the outside of your forearms on the swisswing® drum with your hands outstretched.
Execution Tense the muscles in your hands slightly.
Note Maintain an upright sitting position.

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Activation of the forearm muscles (flexors)
Position Sit down facing the swisswing®. With your arms bent at the elbows, place the underside of your forearms on the swisswing® drum with your hands outstretched.
Execution Tense the muscles in your hands slightly.
Note Maintain an upright sitting position.

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Activation of the upper arm muscles (infraspinatus, teres major & minor)
Position Kneel in an upright position with the swisswing® at your side. Sit back on your heels. Extend your arm out in front of you. Hold your upper arm with your other hand. Maintain contact between your shoulder and the swisswing® drum.
Execution Contract your shoulder muscle slightly.
Note Actively pull your shoulders in the direction of your lower back.

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Activation of the calf and back muscles
Position Lie down on your back in front of the swisswing® with your legs bent at the knees and your calves on the swisswing® drum.
Execution With your feet bent back, tense your calf muscles slightly.
Note You may wish to place a pad under your head to avoid overstraining your neck.

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Activation of the shoulder girdle muscles (deltoideus, trapezius)
Patient Position Sit down with your back to the machine.
Therapist position Stand next to the swisswing® with your forearm on the stimulation drum and your hand resting on the patient’s shoulder.
Execution Use your hand to apply light pressure to the shoulder muscles.
Note Make sure there is no contact between your elbow and the stimulation drum.