If I had a nickel for every time I helped a client discover the primary cause of foot or knee or hip pain is upstream, I'd have a LOT of nickels. Rounded shoulders, rounded spine, forward head will negatively impact healthy joint movement and function making them ripe for injury and degradation and plain old pain. Yes and those problems will definitely affect any of the other joints as far away as the feet and ankles. It's not "woo woo" stuff, it's physics and biomechanics and it's true.
Jaws drop open when clients correct the position of the shoulder, upper back and head and their hip or knee or foot pain and dysfunctional movement patterns disappear. Whether you are a serious runner, athlete or housewife, ankles, feet, knees, hips, pelvis, spine can't function properly with rounded shoulders, rounded upper back and forward head.
This article is Dynamite. Even if you aren't a runner the concept applies to any runner or non-runner. Thanks Matt.
Catee Ingwersen is an Egoscue certified Posture Alignment Specialist and Licensed Massage Therapist.