C-POSTURE (EXCESSIVE KYPHOSIS)
The following limitations are usually at the origin of this swing characteristic.
Often, C-Posture is caused and/or fed by an unhealthy posture. An unfavourable posture is a fertile ground for musculoskeletal conditions such as Upper Crossed Syndrome, which is a well known cause of C-Posture.
Some of the factors causing or feeding a C-Posture are poor posture, sedentary lifestyle, prolonged or repetitive activities causing or feeding dysfunctional movement patterns, reduced thoracic mobility and core and/or gluts weakness. Other possible causes for C-Posture are Thorax Spine Extension/Rotation Mobility Dysfunction, Lumbar Spine Flexion Mobility Dysfunction, Thorax Extension and Lumbar Spine Flexion Stability and Motor Control Dysfunction.
At the beginning, a C-Posture will have a detrimental effect on the upper body structures but with time, it ends up feeding and cheerleading other musculoskeletal conditions affecting the rest of the body. Most players exhibiting a C-Posture not only show cervical and shoulder mobility dysfunctions but are often unable to perform an overhead deep squat, can't touch their toes unless it is in a dysfunctional way (due to physical limitations and the compensatory patterns of movements associated to them).
Positive Tests: “Pelvic Tilt”, “Bridge w/ Leg Extension”, "Overhead Deep Squat", "Toe Touch", “Reach, Roll and Lift", "Lat", FABER and Modified Thomas Test, Lumbar Locked Extension/Rotation, Prone Rocking, Flexion and Extension Rolling Patterns (excessive lumbar extension to compensate for a reduced thorax extension).
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