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Bad Posture Is Ideal?

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What are your thoughts on “ideal” posture? Just completed a resource on movement screening (https://lnkd.in/gaY9c8wX) and why this is such a great place to start with a client and/or athlete. Prior to the movement screening, getting a snapshot of a person’s static posture is usually insightful in that often it is a window to their dynamic movement. For example, if you observe femoral or tibial torsion during a static assessment, it most likely influences gait in some manner.

The ideal alignment, in the lower body is near vertical alignment of the lower legs and a horizontal pelvis as shown in the diagram. Newtonian laws such as, “for every action there is an equal and opposition reaction”, helps you understand that misalignments of the musculoskeletal system could result in sub-optimal muscular actions and consequently sub-optimal movement or reactions in other regions of the body i.e. compensatory adaptation.

However, can you think when these “misalignments” create ideal athletic postures?