Do You Have a Zone of Apposition?

A primary goal of Postural Restoration is to achieve and maintain a solid Zone of Apposition while achieving tri-planar movement. In plain English, this means that your body can move in all three planes of motion: sagittal (front to back), frontal (side to side), and transverse (rotation), while keeping your rib cage positioned correctly. Examine […]

A Source of Shoulder Pain: The Subclavius and Pec Major

The pec major and the subclavius are two muscles that can play an important role in shoulder joint pain neck pain pain related to thoracic outlet syndrome, a condition where nerves get pinched as they pass through the thoracic outlet, an area loosely defined as your upper chest area, between the neck and the armpit. […]

Lateral Pelvic Tilt and Lower Back Pain: The Connection

Lateral Pelvic Tilt is a position that finds one side of the pelvis higher than the other. In the picture below, you’ll notice my left side is higher than the right. This picture was taken about four years ago when I was trying to figure out what was causing all my back pain. My understanding […]

Split Squat and Knee Pain

The split squat is the basic single leg exercise. In my estimation, it is the single leg movement that should be taught first, before any type of lunging exercise. Split Squat Problems A couple problems become evident immediately when a trainee struggles to perform them. 1. Unfamiliarity. If a trainee is unfamiliar with the movement, […]