Hyperlordotic Dancer

by Joshua Rubin |   Date Released : 27 Feb 2008
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Joshua Rubin

About the author: Joshua Rubin

Josh Rubin began his career in the health and fitness industry as an Occupational Therapist on the east coast. After working with the geriatric population for many years, he decided to take his career to the next level. By incorporating his flexibility, exercise and rehabilitation background together, he began working with individuals of all ages within the personal training industry. This is where he found his love for corrective exercise and began his educational journey with the C.H.E.K Institute. As well as developing his clinical skills, in 2002 EastWest Healing and Performance was born. His goal was to provide individuals with an individualized corrective exercise and health/vitality program and educate them along the way. Josh takes a holistic approach to the increased health and vitality when treating physical, mental, emotional and spiritual sickness. He incorporates many Eastern and Western Philosophies to the assessment and treatment of his clients.

Josh currently works out of the C.H.E.K Institute in Vista, California as an OTR/L, CHEK 2, NLC 3, Golf Biomechanic, CMTA, NMT and Universal Tao Practitioner. He also volunteers his time once a week to the San Diego Cancer Institute in Vista and Encinitas, California to educate current cancer patients, caregivers and survivors on the importance of nutrition and basic lifestyle principles. He currently works with many schools and gyms in the North SD County area on such topics as Metabolic Typing, Nutrition, Lifestyle Coaching, Posture, Movements in the gym, etc. As well as writing articles for PTontheNET.com, he writes articles for the CHEK Report, local newspapers, and local golf magazines and speaks at local organic grocery markets. He currently is beginning the next journey in his life by attending Pacific College of Oriental Medicine for his Masters in Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Rubin, Joshua | 08 May 2009, 06:44 AM

As for what you have going on, just some exercises and stretches will not do the trick. That is just guessing what you need based off your symptomatology.....which even though these people might be "holisitc," this is still an allopathic approach....treat the symptoms and not the person.

There are many reasons why you might be having pain. Of course the DJD in your hip and bone spurs, most likely creating DJD, are the two that pop up. It would be hard for me to give you recs, but I can say stretching based off your pain is dangerous. What is your have an instability, which you most likely do...meaning what if you stretch a muscle that is short because of a weakness?

Your profession is continuous and repetative, which if done over and over, out of alignment and with poor motor patterns, leads exactly to what you have going on. A skilled practitioner should assess you and write you and INDIVIDUALIZED program to meet YOUR needs.

The key here is not only exercise, but nutrition as well to help with inflammation in the joints and help with healing. As they say "you can't make chicken salad out of chicken S**T!

With regards to your condition, anytime there is lack of segmental stability in the body, the body compensates...when there is an instability, there is inc compression, shearing and torsion...which leads to lig, muscle, nervous system, etc compensations...which in time leads to degeneration and pain. The goal here is not only to exercise, but make sure that you are working on your inner unit to help with intrinsic stability, which will help with extrinsic mobility.

Josh Rubin

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Herold, Lee | 07 May 2009, 19:14 PM

I'm a group fitness instructor and trainer. This dancers profile sounds a lot like issues I am having personally. I've had chronic pain in my right hip/piriformis, psoas/adductors sartorius and at the groin/pectineus. I quit teaching for about six months and went to a chiropractor/accupuncturist. He had me work on strengthening hamstrings and lower traps, which has helped. I'm teaching again and find that I still get the same pains when I work out hard...I've recently been to see a Phsyical Therapist. He had me do hack style ball squats, short range of motion flexion and extension with xerband, and a few stretches...doing these exercises created pain in my IT band and at the outside of my right knee. Now I am trying KMI structural integrative body work. Jury is still out on whether this is going to fix the problem. What is a CHEK practitioner and a MAT practitioner? How can I find someone like you in my area that can make such an assessment of my body mechanics? I'm currently doing KMI structural integration body work and am learning a lot from him, but I'm wondering now if I am over stretching during my Yoga practice especially in the sacrum, hamstrings and over tilitling my pelvis? I've been teaching for 15 years, I'm 50 have mild osteo arthritis in my right interior hip joint and also in my lower back. I've got small bone spurs on L 4 & L5. Do you know the name of anyone here in the Tampa Florida area that I can contact who is as knowledgeable as you are? Thanks for a great article! Lee

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