The following question was asked during a recent Q&A webinar. The question comes from a Physical Therapist currently taking the Building Better Bones Physical Therapy continuing education course. The student asks how to position a client with kyphosis (a forward head posture) for her osteoporosis exercise program.
Question: How to Position a Client with Kyphosis for Exercise Treatment
The student asks how to position a client who has a kyphosis for exercise?
In the audio I briefly discuss how to position your client for their osteoporosis exercises, taking into account the extent of the kyphosis and range of motion in the spine and upper torso.
Basically you probably need to provide support (using pillows) for their kyphosis exercises. In the audio I provide guidance on how to work with your client. Generally you should provide as much support as they need. They will provide the necessary feedback. They may need one pillow, they may need more.
You should try to get them into a position that allows them to do the exercises and stay within their comfort range. You may be surprised by the feedback that they provide.
I also suggest specific osteoporosis exercises that they can do and provide guidelines in terms of what your client should be feeling as they go into the correct position and execute the exercises. Your goal is to get them to gain strength so that they can build extension over time.
This audio is 1 minute and 50 seconds in length. To play the audio, click the play button to the right, below (you may have to click twice to start the play).
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