Archive for Postural Dysfunction

Cervical Spine Rotation and Resultant Hypertrophy of Sternoclediomastoid

Postural Dysfunction on December 19th, 2010 No Comments

Does sustained cervical rotation cause hypertrophy of the Sternoclediomastoid? Head and neck rotation to the left is performed by the right Sternoclediomastoid and vice versa for rotation to the right. Potential reasons for sustained cervical rotation can be attributed to better hearing and better eye sight on one side of the body or what is […]

Rounded Shoulders

Postural Dysfunction on November 10th, 2010 No Comments

Rounded shoulder posture usually accompanies Forward Head Posture (FHP). In this posture the scapula’s are abducting and the glenohumeral joints are medially rotating. The result is adaptively shortened pectoralis major, lats, teres major, subscapularis, anterior deltoid, corcobrachialis, serratus anterior and stretch weakened infraspinatus, teres minor, posterior deltoid, rhomboids, middle and lower trapezius. There may also […]

Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Postural Dysfunction, Uncategorized on November 6th, 2010 No Comments

Anterior Pelvic Tilt (APT) is commonly associated with Low Back Pain (LBP), this postural dysfunction can be a unilateral or bilateral problem. (APT) increases the lumbar lordotic curve which shifts the weight distribution off the intervertebral disc and places it onto the facet joints, which are not weight bearing joints. This structural shift can close […]

Lateral Pelvic Tilt

Postural Dysfunction on November 3rd, 2010 No Comments

Lateral Pelvic Tilt (LPT) is a common postural dysfunction that is seen in clinical practice. The typical symptomatic complaints presented by someone with this dysfunction is Sacroiliac Joint pain, hip pain and midback pain. This postural dysfunction often reveals two other common dysfunctions: rotoscoliosis and a fallen arch or hyper-pronated foot. As always it is […]

Forward Head Posture

Postural Dysfunction on October 31st, 2010 No Comments

Forward head posture (FHP) is a common problem seen in clinical practice and experienced in our society, this problem is driven by the specific and repetitive tasks of everyday work and leisure. The typical pain complaints associated with this postural dysfunction includes but is not limited to headaches, neck pain, neck stiffness, temporomandibular dysfunction and […]