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Old 07-09-2011, 12:13 AM   #1
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Default Upper body dysfunction/limitation affecting lower body mechanics

Forgive me if this is a remedial question for those on this forum, but i am curious to know if there is any research or research out there correlating upper body dysfunction affecting lower body mechanics? For example, is there a correlation between thoracic kyphosis and poor foot loading in gait? It may be something that could be intuitive, however, i've never come across anything that discusses this, especially in the literature. Thanks for your help!
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Before getting too in-depth, lets talk about why these patients would be coming to you...what is their chief complaint? Do they complain about too much kyphosis, their foot not hitting the ground correctly, or pain?
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Funny one Joe.
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Hi and welcome to SS, I would suggest you to read the moderator's consensus on pain and the culture of somasimple and then present yourself in the welcome forum, so we get to know you a little bit better before we get any further in discussing the topics in your question. That will make the discussion surely a more constructive one.

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