SomaSimple Discussion Lists  

Go Back   SomaSimple Discussion Lists > Physiotherapy / Physical Therapy / Manual Therapy / Bodywork > General Discussion
Albums Quiz PubMed Gray's Anatomy Tags Online Journals Statistics


General Discussion this forum is opened to all registered users of somasimple

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 08-07-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 596
Thanks: 263
Thanked 348 Times in 125 Posts
Default Sorry team, Posture again

Ok this is more of a recap of what I think I've understood from many threads here and finally my brain has had a spasm, kinda WHOA wait so what your saying is....

That posture and pain are poorly correlated.

That when people who are in pain feel better after "posture exercises" essentially there is a neural event (PLEASE EXPLAIN, KNOWLEDGABLE ONES) that has occurred that has allowed the posture to change and not a biomechanical repositioning that is responsible. Hmm as I type this I think they are the same thing, just seen through different lenses. By using a biomechanical modality we could have soothed a troubled nerve area and hence we get a release of distortion. Or we use a "nerve" technique and we get a soothing of a nerve area and a release of distortion. The error I have heard discussed here is that we think using posture as a map toward pain reduction is incorrect thinking. Those shoulder retraction exercises just happened to provide action and gliding in the supra scapular nerve and delivered fresh blood to the system.
Grrr! I can't seem to separate them in my head! did the slumped posture compress the nerve or was the nerve troubled and created this posture? The former seems WAY more obvious. I'll stop stream of consciousness typing and get your feed back.

First, please comment on the above. THink of me as a newbie and leave nothing out. Let it be known that I have read pretty much every posture thread here at SS so I am aware of the discussion. I am trying to reword my understanding in a way that I haven't seen it said yet.

If someone comes to you for pain and you successfully reduce that pain experience do you always notice posture changes? Should we not regularly see posture changes if pain is the driver of distortion?
Do we always see people's bodies move toward a similar postural position if there is a postural change? Or do some people upon pain resolution move toward strange/bent/asymmetrical position?

I suspect that posture is a direct, holistic expression of mechanical options. By that I mean the expression of a certain daily posture is derivative of the person's access AND use of his full movement spectrum. WOuld you agree?

zendogg is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to zendogg For This Useful Post:
byronselorme (09-07-2012)


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
??? Posture Taping and Posture Brace jonmessageboard Skepticism and Critical Thinking 1 07-02-2012 03:03 PM
CT Posture - again amacs General Discussion 1 14-10-2010 12:28 PM
CT Posture posture amacs The Performance Lab 0 05-01-2010 11:30 PM
NDS Team Member Biography Russell Foley I Robot I Robot 0 11-09-2009 09:02 AM
Interesting work/Interesting team Jon Newman Neuro? Logical! 0 14-06-2007 05:27 AM

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SomaSimple © 2004 - 2016