• Nicholas Licameli

I was Wrong Ep 6! Neck Posture

This week we have I Was Wrong Episode 6! Today's video from the archives touches on posture and explains the forces that are placed on the neck with various degrees of forward head positioning. While those numbers MAY be true, there is no evidence to support the conjecture that they are dangerous. Our bodies are resilient and adaptable (if they weren't, we wouldn't be here!). The forces placed on the patella during stair negotiation is mind blowing, but we do it pain free all the time. Why? Because our bodies are made to take that force. . . While I do give a pretty good visual explanation of the basic anatomy of the spinal column and spinal cord, the video is mostly problematic. In my opinion, the message instills fear and apprehension all coupled under the umbrella of the ever nebulous unicorn of perfect posture. I've said it before and I'll say it seems there is no "good" or "bad" posture. Posture becomes an issue when we don't move out of a certain posture. For the most part (for some, not all), as long as we keep moving and changing position (btw, our body does this unconsciously) posture should not be an issue. Posture MAY have utility when talking about efficiency of movement in something like a snatch or clean and jerk, but that's for a whole other post. . . So don't fear posture and don't beat yourself up for having "bad" posture. Our bodies are made to adapt and move, so give the body what it wants! . . Thank you so much for watching! #naturalbodybuilding #bodybuilding #weightlifting #powerlifting #physiotherapist #physiotherapy #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapist #clinicalathlete #3dmusclejourney #3dmj #team3dmj #posture #neckpain

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