Pain and explaining pain to patients can be a tricky thing. Especially when our patients present with a altered movement pattern. I often see a ton of postural faults in both my active population and my athletes. We see this all the time. People present in altered positions but the body has become so used to this position that it becomes the new norm. This is a problem that often needed correcting which is why its so difficult to teach motor control to patients. Still though, the key is to be able to get into the right position. Whether its my manual therapy or exercise, that new position must be obtained prior to re-teaching the body how to keep the "right" position. If an athlete has a restriction, often it is not a true restriction but instead the autonomic system holding a bad position. We can teach our patients to get out of this position and provide instant changes. Below is a great short clip by Charlie Weingroff who talks about some of these things....
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