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Squat Symmetry

Squat/Sit-to-stand mechanics.... What do you look like?

Look down at your thighs, knees, ankles, and feet next time you go to stand or sit down. Did you stagger your feet? Do your knees collapse towards each other or bow away from each other? Are your toes turned out the same amount or is one turned out more than the other? Take that a step further and look in the mirror. Is one hip higher or lower than the other? Is your butt aimed to sit in the center or does it drift to the right or left more?

If it's not centered and symmetrical, imagine what that does to your spine, hips, knees, and ankles when you add up how many times you get up and down on a daily basis for the last 5-20 years?

Not so much of a stretch to wonder why you're stiff, how pain developed, or at least to consider that it may not be so 'out of the blue'.

Asymmetry of seen at the hips below:

Asymmetry seen to the feet below:

Small adjustments in your daily life make the BIGGEST differences. What's a little shift to the feet, knees, and/or hips/back if it saves you from chronic pain or surgery!

Are you squatting correctly? Best physical therapy practice includes education in proper movement patterns in addition to adequate manual intervention to help you get there! Make sure you're getting more than an exercise/stretch session when receiving your physical therapy!

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