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It’s All About Patterns

“Clinicians need to consider asymmetrical trunk rotation movement patterns based on shoulder pelvic coordination in subjects with low back pain (LBP),” according to a new study which supported the StrongPosture® rehab contention that rehab of any injury must address the entire bio-mechanical system1.

Researchers looked at normal and LBP subjects and measured the relative motion of the shoulder and pelvis during rotation of the torso. Range of motion (ROM), speed and muscle patterns of 19 pairs of right-handed people found:

  • LBP group demonstrated significantly decreased ROM and angular velocity in the pelvic girdle during trunk rotation
  • Decreased ROM for trunk flexibility, especially for the pelvis, is associated with increasing age

Their conclusion:
It’s “important to coordinate postural stability between the shoulder and pelvic girdles during ambulation,” and “coordinated shoulder-pelvic movement patterns need to integrate spinal motion in subjects with recurrent LBP.”

Dr. Weiniger’s Take:
“The Body Learns to Move in the PATTERNS you teach it – 3rd Posture Principle,” from Stand Taller~Live Longer2.

Here’s how StrongPosture® protocols focus on PostureZones® to retrain upper and lower body motion patterns. – See StrongPosture® Alignment demonstration here


1 – Sung, P. S. (2014). A kinematic analysis for shoulder and pelvis coordination during axial trunk rotation in subjects with and without recurrent low back pain. Gait & Posture, 40(4), 493-8. doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2014.06.001. Retrieved from

2 – Weiniger, Steven (2008). Stand Taller~Live Longer: An Anti-Aging Strategy. Atlanta, GA: BodyZone Press.

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