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8 Weeks Towards Correcting Your Anterior Pelvic Tilt

November 23, 2015

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One of the most common questions regarding corrective exercise is, “I have an anterior pelvic tilt. What can I do to get rid of it?” As far as my memory goes, it’s been a decade since the internet was set a flame with the words anterior pelvic tilt. Where suddenly every issue every person had […]

Examples of posture indicating movement

November 4, 2015

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While I think posture is a factor to look at, I’ve seen some obsess over it. Where they expect everyone to stand perfectly upright and symmetrical. Trying to iron out every little flaw. Posture is really just a window into how someone moves. Not a definitive window, but a likely one. If your upper back is hunched while […]

7 very common posture issues, and how to correct them

November 18, 2014

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This is meant to be a non-technical post, as it is a prelude to a couple new manuals of mine. (More at the bottom.) If you want more nuance on these types of things, feel free to look around the site.  1) Forward head posture In a forward head posture the head is out too […]

Why grandma shouldn’t deadlift

August 12, 2014

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This is an excerpt from my write up on my second visit to the Washington University in St. Louis. I wanted to give this its own post. A highlight of my trip was the direct conversations I got to have with Shirley. As far as I know, I was the only non-therapist at this course. Oddly, […]

My second visit to Washington University in St. Louis

June 16, 2014

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I recently visited the Washington University in St. Louis for the second time. The first time, close to two years ago, was for help coming off my ACL reconstruction. (There is always something to be said for having someone’s else’s eyes. They will see things you can’t.) This time was to attend one of their Movement System Impairment courses. The […]

A day with Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains

October 8, 2013

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I recently went to a conference where Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains was presenting. I’ve written about him in my posts on tennis elbow, the importance of direction in manual therapy, stretching the IT band and hamstrings. I listened to him for 7 hours, so, I took a ton of notes. – Background This was not a personal training / physical therapy / […]

Correcting a swayback posture by…changing how you sleep?

September 24, 2013

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The first one of these is An example of how important your sleep positioning can be. In that I cover the similarities between a lateral pelvic tilt and how one sleeps. Next up, the similarities between sleep positioning and a swayback posture. First up, going over a swayback posture. I’ll use some pictures from Kendall’s […]

Looking at pelvic tilts -The hips only tell you part of the story (an anterior pelvic tilt doesn’t mean your hips are flexed)

July 21, 2013

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I’m going to cover some oversights when assessing pelvic alignments. The most common condition people seem concerned with is an anterior pelvic tilt. Because the hips are rotated anteriorly and the hamstrings pull the pelvis posteriorly, it’s common to assume the hamstrings are “weak / lengthened” in an anterior pelvic tilt. However, the hamstrings play […]