Erica and Susan

#62: Persistent shin pain & a lateral shift

Jan 2, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Is a lateral shift a reaction to an irritated nerve root? Or is it part of a functional scoliosis? Or neither? This patient experienced persistent right shin pain with prolonged walking. A year ago she noticed a significant shift in her pelvis to the right. This episode highlights the importance of identifying the non-optimal movement strategy and prescribing exercise to correct it. We discuss how to re-pattern her movements with a focus on the “why” she moves a certain way vs just training a muscle in an isolated non-meaningful exercise.

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