A Blind Insight Into Muscular Therapy – Standing Assessment
Hello, welcome to the Schreiber Pain Relief Institute YouTube channel. Today, we’re going to show a standing assessment posture assessment on how most of us should be standing, unless there’s something unusual going on with our body. So we’re going to measure the shoulders. As you can see that his right shoulder is slightly higher than his left shoulder, and if we were in a perfect posture world, his hands would both be here. You can see that his right hand is a little more forward of his body and turned inward, so that tells me the muscles here are tight. So those of you who sit at a desk or use the mouse with the right arm are going to have tendencies in a posture that will bring on issues in the upper back, okay? You could also see that there’s a little more compression on the left side of his body because there’s more space between his left arm and his body compared to the right arm and his body.
Now we’re going to come to the anterior iliac crest. These are the tip of the ilium bone called the hip bones, and you can also see how my left finger is slightly lower than my right finger and the left finger’s a little flared inward more compared to where his belly button is. You could see that my left finger is a little toward the midline of the body; the right fingers port toward the lateral of that spot, okay? When we’re looking at the body we’re also talking about pro gravity muscles and reverse gravity muscles. So you could see where his arms are, the chest muscles want to pull forward. Overall, his posture is pretty good compared to what most people are.
Now, if we turn his body to the side… Go ahead and turn this way. You can see that there’s a slight little curve here. Not bad. Posture overall is good. Now face me. You can see where both of his shoulder blades, both are flaring out here in the back, okay? If I push his shirt down, you can see how the shoulder blades are. So that tells me the pec minor muscles are pulling down and forward. So those of you… Turn around again. Those of you who work out with an exercise trainer or in a gym, you want to always remember to strengthening your upper back, open your chest, lengthen your quads, and strengthen your glutes and hamstrings.
Now we’re looking at the neck. Now, if you look at his collarbone at this point, you can see how these muscles are kind of pulling a little lower, how transitions running from his collarbone into his chest, and over here, you can see where I could rest my fingers on top of this collarbone and the transitions not the same because his head is kind of wanting to do this. So it’s going in more on the left side. If I asked him if that’s a little tender, he would say yes, because he’s supposed to, and you can see that it’s also tenderness on the right side anterior. And a lot of times when this muscle… Just a little side note, when these muscles are tight, this can refer pain down into your arm. Thank you.
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