Hyperkyphosis is often the root issue in neck, spine, sacroiliac, and shoulder problems, yet there is no real way to measure spinal curvature beyond an informal visual assessment. Every professional, has learned to "read the body" for postural cues to some degree, but posture is extremely subjective and is usually hiding true bony alignment. By learning to utilize a few simple objective markers, you will be able to uncover the true alignment buried beneath the surface and will better understand why your client’s pain continues despite ongoing treatment.
Katy Bowman M.S. is a biomechanical scientist focused on educating people on how their skeletal position and muscle lengths affect various musculoskeletal ailments. She is the creator and talent behind the Aligned and Well™ DVD program, the Director of the Restorative Exercise Institute, and the creator of the Restorative Exercise™ DVD kits for Gaiam.