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-Posture & Movement Screening-

Posted Dec 06 2012 12:00am

Last Tuesday I had a few hours to kill, so I figured I would mock-screen myself. I have a fairly good grasp on what my specific “issues” are, but it never hurts to go through things and encourage some healthy deductive reasoning! I am also working on bullet-proofing my body for the 2013 Tri season, so I am taking on myself as a Rippel Effect client. :)

In addition to both static and dynamic postural/movement assessments, I look at gait, and am constantly watching people move in general. The assessment process is an ongoing one. It all comprises the overall picture, and some may feel static postural assessments are a waste of time if one also does movement screening, but I feel that’s baloney!

I like to get as much information as I possibly can on each of my clients. I mean, I am apt to ask you on which side you carry your child or purse, how you typically sit while driving, and how you tend to sleep! If you sit at a desk for eight hours a day, it most definitely will be reflected in your static posture, which if less-than-desireable, will negatively impact the way you move.

It all adds up!

So, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to share my findings with you, in case you’re curious!

Static Anterior:

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Supination as compensation
Tibia external rotation
Femur internal rotation
(Under active Lateral Sling; possible tight ITs)
Hip shift L w/slight lift
L upper trap more pronounced

Static Left Lateral:

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Ankle neutral
Anterior pelvic tilt
Seems shifted forward
Shoulder protraction

Static Left Lateral OH:

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Increased lordosis
Rib cage flare
Less shoulder extension ROM L

Static Left Lateral SL:

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Femur flexed to 90
Good alignment

NOTE: findings on R Lateral weren’t much different from L

Static Posterior:

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Femur internal rotation & tibia external rotation apparent
R foot slight turnout
L hip higher & rotated clockwise

Static Posterior HOH:

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R scapula winging

Static Posterior OH:

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L shoulder flexion & adduction more ROM
R erector spinae tone

Static Posterior SL R:

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Not aligned
Lateral bend to L
Tight L QL/weak R hip

FMS: 15
(Scored as 0-3 for each of the 7 screens; no major asymmetries, thank goodness!)
Deep Squat – 2 (got to 90, torso parallel to tibia, dowel passed toes)
Hurdle Step – 2 (more stable on R/moving L)
Inline Lunge – 2
Shoulder Mobility – 2 (more ROM L; scored prior)
ASLR – 2 (more ROM R)
Trunk Stability Push-up – 3
Rotary Stability – 2

Conclusions Decreased activity of Anterior Oblique Sling (L external oblique/R internal oblique/R Add), Posterior Oblique Sling (L lat/TL fascia/R glute max), and Lateral Sling (L QL/R GMed/R Add)
Increased activity of Deep Longitudinal Sling (especially L)

Specific Correction Protocols Scapular Positioning
Anterior Pelvic Tilt
Lateral Pelvic Tilt
Valgus
Supination Limited Shoulder Flexion
R SL Stance
R Scapular Winging Limited Shoulder Flexion & Adduction

Focus Strengthen AOS (especially L external oblique/R internal oblique/R Add)
Strengthen POS (especially L lat/TL fascia/R glute max)
Strengthen LS (especially L QL/R GMed/R Add)
Inhibit DLS (especially L)

Strengthen R GMax
R GMed
L QL
R Add
L Lat
L Ext Oblique
R Int Oblique

Inhibit L Sacrotuberous Ligament
L Biceps Femoris
L Peroneus Longus
L Tib Anterior
R Erector Spinae

The follow-up to this post will focus on my protocols to address my specific issues!

Until then, it pays to know what’s goin’ on with your bod!
S

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