Daily Archives: March 1, 2017

WHAT IS KYPHOSIS?


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Today let’s take a 👀 at a commonly seen word : Kyphosis

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Derived from the Greek word kyphos which means “a hump”🐪, the word kyphosis refers to the normal convex curvature of the spine as it occurs in the thoracic and sacral regions

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You often see this posture with office workers or people who generally sit a lot for work. ✏️📌 Consistent slouching exacerbates the forward curve of the spine over time

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🤔Is kyphosis reversible❓❓❓

It depends

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In life, experience with motion becomes gesture which repeated over time becomes habit. 🚶Movement habits slowly become posture, and IF NOT taken care of, prolonged posture BECOMES permanent structure

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👴🏻👵🏼 Experience ➡️ Gesture ➡️Habit ➡️Posture ➡️ Structure

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So how do you reverse kyphosis?! With SPECIFIC manual therapy techniques, it is possible to give the patient a window of body awareness in which they have an easier time retraining proper movement patterns. (ie. Sit properly and walk around upright) .

Once that window is open, it’s a matter of working on retaining the fascialgainz as best we can with proper movement awareness exercises.

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