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


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


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


🤔Is kyphosis reversible❓❓❓

It depends


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


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


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.


Posted on March 1, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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