I have a client who is very bowed legged and would like for me to design a fitness program for her. She does not currently have pain in the knees, but I am concerned that a general fitness plan may cause issues in future because of her bowed legs. I conducted a movement assessment with her and it was just her lower body that had issues (only the bowed legs and excessive forward lean). How would you treat this situation without exacerbating her issue? Exercises and suggestions are appreciated. Thank you!
I would need to see this person to really make recommendations but I’d say start slowly and see how ROM is and how it progresses. This is something this client has lived with so they have established movement patterns. The clients I have worked with haven’t had any particular contraindications. I wouldn’t think surgery is necessary if there aren’t pain or movement issues. The forward lean should be addressed so as to help improve posture as the client ages.