This is a vague question. Why are they bow-legged? Do they have pain with any activities? In what way is their pelvis unlevel? Do they have leg length discrepancies?
I’d suggest that you take a look on Google Scholar or Pubmed for exercise and genu varum. You will find some useful information. Beyond that, I would get a thorough health history. Without this, it is impossible for anyone to give you advice.
I completely agree with my colleague. There could be many medical conditions that are leading to their condition, many of which are structural in nature and no exercise will be able to change that. You need a good medical history and maybe even talk with their physician to determine if this is something that needs to be corrected or best left alone. Just because they don’t fall in line with what we would consider proper alignment doesn’t mean that should be forced to achieve it. Knowing when it’s incorrect to correct is a huge part of the equation.
Hello Supaluck Chulasewok,
How long have these conditions existed? Does the client have pain or difficulty with ADL? Are there contraindications from a physician? Are these conditions diagnosed by doctors?
This could be normal for the client who would need to be careful of intrinsic problems that may arise.
There are some great pilates exercise that can be done with a client who has these issues which strengthen the surrounding musculature. But like others have stated, I’d want to know if this is a problem that is causing pain, was diagnosed by a doctor, is causing other issues or is just a structural issue that no matter of training will change.
Bow-legged is a lay person’s terminology for “genu varum.”
This term relates to the structural alignment of the knee. One is bow-legged” when the lateral angle of the knee exceeds 180 degrees. When the lateral angle is less than 170 it is referred to as “knock-kneed” or genu valgum.
An orthopaedist would be the best person to give you direction.