COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
A: First off, the shoulders are only a ‘part’ of the overall problem. Doing exercises that ‘just’ target the shoulders usually won’t provide a long term solution. (Just like changing a flat tire due to the chassis being out of alignment will not provide a permanent solution). To get the shoulders back naturally, the hips must be restored to ‘neutral’. Remember, the hips and shoulders work in unison. And, for the hips to work in unison, they must be in balance with the leg muscles. Our Posture Programs do this with exercises to improve posture and confidence.
A: It means that your hip flexors (especially the muscles that attach from your spine on to your pelvis and legs) have shortened and are probably imbalanced on both sides of the body. In this case, it means that your foot is not striking the ground evenly – but rather on the outsides. It also means that you’re prone to having foot problems such as plantar fasciitis, bunions, fallen arches, etc. When you get the muscle chains from your shoulders, hips, knees, and feet, back in alignment, your feet will starting pointing straight ahead…The way that they were designed to function! Our Posture Programs are designed to re-align the body, relieving the stress on the muscles from the imbalances and restoring good posture.
A: ABSOLUTELY! Remember, the entire body works as One Unit. Everything works together. The overwhelming majority of hip problems are due to the pelvis being out of position. When the pelvis shifts, the hip joint usually begins to grind on the head of the femur. In regards to your back pain, since the spine is connected to the pelvis - and the pelvis is still out of position, the back will begin its compensation process – blown discs, upper back and shoulder pain, ad infinitum. In either case, restoring the pelvis – and the entire torso back into alignment, will take the friction off of the joints. (That’s a good thing!).
A: Your diagnosis is accurate, and as for what does it mean? It means that your right side is ‘as in nearly all cases’, more dominant than your left – and that the left side is not as stable, and is probably more prone to injury – especially playing sports. This also means that you are most likely a Rotated Posture Type. Our Posture Program provides a protocol for a Rotated Posture which is designed to balance and restore stability. Click here to find out more about this Posture Type.
A: It simply means that the muscles on your front side are tight and pulling your head forward. Remember, for every inch that the ear sits forward of the center line, you’re adding around 12-15 lbs of stress on every system in the body – including respiratory, circulatory, digestive, musculoskeletal, and even hormones. We don’t want any more stress! Following a proper stretch routine as outlined in our Posture Programs, you can balance the muscles on the front and back sides, thereby relieving the stress that is being placed on your body systems – and obtain good posture.
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