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How to Take and Analyze Posture Photos egoscue measure posture posture posture alignment posture analysis posture deviations the pain free athlete track posture Feb 06, 2020

How aligned is your posture?

When striving for improved wellness in any area of life, it is always a good idea to have a baseline. For example: before starting a medication for high blood pressure, you measure your current readings. When beginning a healthy nutrition plan (diet), weight is...

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7 Easy Posture Tweaks kyphosis muscle tension posture alignment rounded shoulders sitting posture standing posture the pain free athlete Apr 30, 2019

Having pain-free, aligned posture doesn’t have to be hard. The following seven tweaks will start you on your way.

1. Stand at the wall
Since the wall provides a template of correct posture where all your load-bearing joints— ankles, knees, hips and shoulders—are aligned, this is...

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Improve Your Running Form: Align Your Core align core pain free athlete pain free body posture alignment running running efficiency running form running technique the pain free athlete Mar 27, 2018

While I was on my recent book tour, I stopped at Fusion Multisport in Los Alamos, NM. There, I gave a talk on Core Running Posture. This blog re-caps some of the information that I shared.

 Running requires a transfer of power between your upper and lower body. The torso, which contains the...

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The Secret to Peak Performance: Total Alignment pain free athlete postural restoration posture posture alignment posture therapy the pain free athlete Nov 27, 2017

Please enjoy an excerpt from my book, Winning the Injury Game, available on Amazon.

The best athlete is in alignment—physically, mentally, emotionally, and, spiritually. This athlete is aligned not just in body as discussed previously, but also in mind and soul. I refer to this as “...

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The Role of Loads and Forces in Chronic Pain and Injury align alignment freedom from pain pain free athlete posture alignment posture analysis posture therapy the pain free athlete Oct 24, 2017

Please enjoy an excerpt from my book, Winning the Injury Game, available on Amazon 

Katy Bowman, a well-renowned movement biomechanist, has a great discussion about loads in her book, Move Your DNA.1 If you are into this sort of thing, definitely check it out. In her example, she...

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Alignment is the Foundation of Strength and Athletics align alignment balance mobility pain free athlete posture alignment the pain free athlete May 25, 2017

 

Please enjoy an excerpt from my book, Winning the Injury Game, available on Amazon.

Gray Cook, MSPT, OCS, CSCS, researcher, national lecturer, and author, developed the “Optimum Performance Pyramid” as a model to understand movement. It is a three-tier pyramid; the large base...

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How Did Your Body Get Askew? measure posture posture posture alignment posture analysis posture deviations posture fitness class sitting posture standing posture the pain free athlete working posture Apr 04, 2017

Please enjoy an excerpt from my book, Winning the Injury Game, available on Amazon.

If you're like most active people, your self-assessment revealed unbalanced posture. Your joints were not all perfectly lined up, and the weight in your feet was not even. It's impossible to know how long your...

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Beware of Stretching Your Hamstrings balance body awareness corrective exercises hamstrings heal yourself posture posture alignment stretching Jan 04, 2017

Please enjoy an excerpt from my book, Winning the Injury Game, available on Amazon.

 

Muscles need to be balanced between the front and back as well as the left and right sides of the body to maintain aligned posture. Aside from the rounding of the upper body, another common postural...

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Don't Fear Foot Pronation exercises feet feet pronation feet supination posture alignment posture therapy standing posture walking walking form Sep 29, 2016

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines pronation as “rotation of the medial bones in the midtarsal region of the foot inward and downward so that in walking the foot tends to come down on its inner margin.” If you look at the image below, you can see an image of pronation.

Pronation...

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Posture, Presence, and Personal Power measure posture positive psychology posture posture alignment posture analysis posture therapy standing posture working posture Jul 21, 2016

“Our bodies change our minds . . . and our minds change our behavior . . . and our behavior changes our outcomes.”

This was written on one of the slides in Amy Cuddy’s popular TED Talk, Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are. Her point is this: how we express ourselves with our...

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Age is Not To Blame for Your Sports Injuries alignment chronic pain freedom from pain pain free athlete pain management pain relief pain treatment posture alignment posture analysis posture deviations sports sports injury the pain free athlete track posture Jun 09, 2016

Many people blame injuries and pain on their age. However, I'm here to tell you that you don't need to give up sports just because you're growing older. Sports themselves do not cause your injuries, either. Sports are not bad! We are designed to move and play for all of our days. Sadly, the...

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3 Exercises for Better Upper Body Posture exercises for shoulder pain posture posture alignment posture analysis posture and breathing posture deviations posture therapy rib cage rounded shoulders shoulder pain shoulder tightness standing posture Mar 19, 2016

Are you afraid of having a rounded upper body that makes you look and feel old? 

This seems to be the number one postural concern of my clients and class participants. But let’s not forget that your mid-spine is supposed to curve forward. In the image to the right, notice the...

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