The following exercises are designed to create a foundation of postural awareness that can be translated into daily activities. Aberrant motion and motor patterns are generated and re-enforced with daily activities. These movement patterns are an unconscious behaviour. By providing access to these exercises we hope that through corrected movement patterns our clients can reduce the likelihood of injury. Some of the exercises also lay a foundation for more demanding exercises.
The purpose of this exercise is to understand the best position for the lower back when standing and doing forward bending. It is important to maintain a neutral curve through the lower back (lumbar) during standing and for the initial movement phase of squatting or forward bending.