If you have been suffering from knee pain, it’s vitally important you receive a postural assessment to get rid of the problem for good.
Why is this so important?
- Because your feet control your hips.
- Because your hips control your knees.
- If either your feet or your hips are out of alignment, you will have trouble eliminating knee pain.
Although there could be multiple causes of your knee pain, including injuries and arthritis, you will have to correct your mechanical and gait problems in order to make sure the weight and pressure are evenly distributed through your knees.
I have been assessing my clients posture for many years both as a trained Chek practitioner and a teacher of therapeutic yoga for the past 20 years.
What does a postural assessment include?
- I take photographs of your body from all angles to teach you what is going on.
- I measure the curvatures of your spine.
- I analyze the range of motion of your joints.
- I teach you the relationship between over developed and under developed areas of your body.
- From this information, I write a corrective exercise program and teach you what you need to do to feel better.
If you have been experiencing knee pain or pain anywhere in your body, more than likely even tiny imbalances can cause great discomfort long term.
Let me give you an example from a recent client.
My client had been suffering knee pain but she wasn’t exactly sure why. She hadn’t injured her knee – she hadn’t torn her ACL or meniscus, didn’t to her knowledge have bursitis or tendinitis, all she knew was that her left knee was hurting all the time and she couldn’t make it feel better.
I showed her how her flat feet and tight hips were contributing to her knee pain.
Because the bottom of her left foot had dropped, the position of her left knee had changed over time. She admitted her doctor had recommended orthotics for her shoes, but somehow that hadn’t solved the problem.
If one of your hips is even slightly tight or rotated in your hip socket, that can be a major cause of knee pain because your knees will not be tracking properly.
Your body naturally moves away from pain, so if you suffer from tightness or discomfort on one side you may have a weight imbalance causing unequal distribution of force through your knees.
You may notice misalignments if you exercise regularly. For example, if you walk, jog or run, maybe one of your hips, knees or feet always hurt but the other joints don’t bother you. Or when you practice yoga you discover where your body actually hurts.
In this blog series, I have taught you a number of highly effective exercises to heal your knees without surgery, but you will still want to know precisely what’s going on with your body to get rid of your knee pain for good.
That’s why I recommend you set up an appointment for a postural assessment as your body is completely unique to you.
Even if you have been injured or suffer from arthritis or are recovering from knee surgery, you will want to solve the mechanical imbalances so you can feel great again.
Many people don’t have any clue what good posture actually looks like, so I have set up a FREE handout you can download on this website.
If you need help getting rid of your knee pain naturally, please email me at email@example.com or call 678-612-8816 to set up an appointment. I work both in person in my studio here in Atlanta and via Skype with clients all over the world.