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Designed to Move | Flared Rib Cage

Designed to Move | Flared Rib Cage

What is a Flared Rib Cage? When the bottom half of the rib cage is in neutral alignment with the spine, it is positioned inwards and downwards. However, if the core muscles are weak, there can be excessive curvature of the lower spine (lordosis) which can pull the rib...
Designed to Move | Elevated Shoulders

Designed to Move | Elevated Shoulders

What are Elevated Shoulders? Having elevated shoulders refers to the movement distortion where the shoulder complex and muscles are raised up above the neutral alignment due to muscular strength imbalances around the rib cage and back muscles (rhomboids and...
Designed to Move | Hyperinflation

Designed to Move | Hyperinflation

What Is Hyperinflation? Hyperinflation refers to the condition where the rib cage is in a sustained expanded position due to shallow and restricted breathing mechanics. Moreover, then, the muscles of the chest and neck areas become so tight that it makes it difficult...
Designed to Move | Posterior Hip Tilt

Designed to Move | Posterior Hip Tilt

What is Posterior Hip Tilt? Posterior hip tilt refers to a movement distortion where the pelvis is rotated backwards and upwards. As a result, the lower back becomes flattened and juts forward (the butt lacks definition and roundness). This leads to an excessive...
Designed to Move | IT Band Syndrome

Designed to Move | IT Band Syndrome

What is IT Band Syndrome? IT band syndrome refers to a medical condition where a tendon in front of the thigh down to the knee, the iliotibial (IT) band, becomes inflamed due to excess pressure and stress on the surrounding soft tissue and synovial fluid. This causes...
Designed to Move | Asymmetrical Weight Shift

Designed to Move | Asymmetrical Weight Shift

What is Asymmetrical Weight Shift? Asymmetrical weight shift refers to a movement distortion where there is a shifting of weight towards one side of the body, (i.e. arms, legs, torso) especially during walking or standing (often in a squatting position). This often...