I have already done a post on back pain but this week I had the opportunity to compare a back pain sufferer with a non back pain sufferer and the movement testing was very interesting .
Please remember that this is only one of many ways to approach back pain but for me it makes sense . To be able to explain in very simple terms to your client how disks can become damaged through repetitive forward bending or poor posture .
That the lumbar spine is capable of very little rotation and how we can identify and correct rotations to prevent pain . If people understand why they have pain and what they can do to avoid it , you have already planted a seed of hope and positivity in their mind .
This work comes from Dr Stuart mcGill and Dr Shirley Saharman .
If you are really intrested in the biomechanics of back pain and in being able to give good practical advice to your clients invest in your education and buy these books . ( I must warn you that the text can be an antidote to insomnia so digest it in little bits )
I did not intend to show how to spot rotations again but when I saw how different the two girls were decided to tape it and show you so ignore me telling you to reffer to my last back pain post because here is the new one .
Good movement also means disassociation , in other words can you move your hip independently of your lumbar spine and pelvis ? With the two girls one can and one cannot . One has back pain and one does not . Go figure !