I’m taking a fitness class and am paired up with a volunteer from the college who is willing to be our client, in return for us building a program for them. I’m going to be doing the static postural assessments this week, using the plumb line and the wall graph. But I’m confused. Once I find out what kinds of discrepancies there are in her symmetry, what then? What am I supposed to do about her bowed legs or supinated ankle or tipped hip. ACE says we should work to align the body for the kinetic chain but I can only find corrective info on the back, shoulders and neck.
I am NASM certified, and they have quite a bit of information on your “Now what?” question. I found the NASM Kinetic Chain assessment online, and it links to more information http://blog.nasm.org/certified-personal-trainer/kinetic-chain-assessment….
Hello Ron Dorr,
Karin gives you a great source; you can also look into other corrective exercise courses. Until then, you will most likely want to stretch the tight side and strengthen the lengthened side. Still do a whole body stretching routine; but, listen to the body: let the shortened, tight side catch up with the longer loose side. Meaning, do not overstretch, let it come naturally over time and do not increase the length of the loose side. Start out slowly and gently until the body finds its balance again. This is generally speaking as personal training will find exceptions to the rule and may need doctor intervention at times.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.