YOUR INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT RESULTS
Your limitations reflect a “compression”, or tightness, of the back (posterior) side of your body. This means that you have tight muscles in that region that are pushing your pelvis and chest forward and downward, restricting range of motion associated with the ability to elongate those muscles when necessary.
These muscles include:
- Upper Traps
- Low Back Extensors
On the visualization, red arrows represent tight muscles and orange arrows represent where your body is being pushed/pulled as a result.
How does this cause SWAYBACK POSTURE?
The body is primarily concerend with keeping you upright against gravity. This allows for ease of motion and conversation of calories, as once upon a time we didn’t have a drive-thru at every corner of our lives.
The most likely cause is that you consistently keep your weight on your toes and your body felt like it was falling too far “forward.
In order to keep you from falling on your face when you move or stand, your body has pulled your pelvis/hip underneath yourself, which arches your low back and brings your center of mass relatively backward. It does this by disengaging muscles like the abdominals which keep your pelvis upright and increasing engagement of muscles like the back extensors and glutes to push your pelvis forward and underneath you.
Notice how the more forward position of the hip causes the upper back to “sway” backward: