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Posture Alignment Therapy - Alleviates Pain!

Knee Pain

The knee synchronizes the hip and and the ankle. The ankle and hip move at vastly different rates of speed.  Hooking them up together is pure genus.

Our Knees are designed and can handle crawling, walking, running, jumping and even falling down.  Healthy knees need only one thing alignment with the other load bearing joints.

Compared with flexion and extension lifting the leg off the ground and than stepping down with the foot, the amount of rotational leeway in the knee is limited.

Compensation usually takes the form of rotation, that is one reason why knees are damaged more than any other joint.

 

  

Dysfunction

I'll define dysfunction by providing and example. One of he necks functions is to allow the head to turn to the right and left in a 180 degree arc. The inability to do that and any other routine movement is a dysfunction.

Shoulders, Hip, Spine Connected

Compensation is the Source of Pain

Feet rotated and pointed outward are evidence that the kinetic chain linking the ankles, knees, hips and shoulders have been broken. The knees can also become pointed inward and outward or bowlegged or knock kneed.  The feet can supinate or pronate. The pelvis can be anterior, tilt forward, or posterior, tilt  backward.

There is a huge penalty for not being aligned. We receive signals that we're off balance, even before actual physical pain starts. But eventually the pain is coming.

 

Poor Posture

 

Range of Motion

The source of Knee pain is usually cause by a dysfunction that is located away from the pain. But it is visible in  an evaluation: one hip in a different position than the other, or one knee forward or higher than the other one or the feet are everted.  And this dysfunction eventually leads to pain.

The  right shoulder, because of compensation, is in a different position than the left shoulder You're still making exactly the same motion, but you're recruiting different muscles because of the posture position of the joints.

We receive signals that we're off even before actual physical pain starts. But eventually the pain is coming. When knee pain comes we make the mistake of stopping or limiting the activity. With lack of activity the body becomes more prone to injury.

Family playing video games

This imbalance has nothing to do with poor design, nothing to do with our age, and nothing to do with genetics. We are not fragile, we're not overly complicated, and we do have all the abilities necessary to get well.You have two choices: you can change the stimulus or you can change the environment. Those are the only two choices you have

Body's Design  Restored by functional Exercises

The body always remembers its design memory, so when you start changing the stimulus with exercises the body has no choice, it changes. The goal is to allow the body to return to its birthright, its design template, and it can because it never forgets the memory. All we're doing is providing the necessary stimulus by doing the simple exercises.

Uddhava (David) Ramsden Egoscue Trained

Uddhava (David) Ramsden

Certified Posture Alignment Specialist by Egoscue University

You can't complain about chronic pain if you are not helping the situation. We've convinced ourselves that we're fragile and complicated, and because of that only experts can help us solve our problems. It's just not true.

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