Thoracic dishing is a postural distortion pattern in which a part of the thoracic spine has a reverse curve of lordosis (extension) instead of the usual kyphosis (flexion). In this free Digital COMT video, Dr. Joe Muscolino explains this condition and how to treat it with manual therapy. Enjoy!
Elongation of the spine is often spoken of by Pilates instructors. But what exactly is elongation of the spine and how is it achieved biomechanically?
When a client presents with thoracic hyperkyphosis (rounded back), there are many approaches for how Pilates can treat thoracic hyperkyphosis. And for each of these approaches, many Pilates exercises can be utilized. Before addressing these approaches, let’s briefly review thoracic hyperkyphosis…
The spine is an incredible structure, with both great stability but also tremendous mobility in all three cardinal planes.
There is an old saying that no posture is bad unless you get stuck in it. The problem is that the thoracic spine often does get stuck in bad posture.