Trying to find the postural assessment article from last month or earlier. Any help?

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    Jan 15, 2010 6:20 AM GMT
    There was a postural assessment article last month on here maybe earlier that used a word that began with a K........ to describe the specific type of assessment. I have been looking for that kind of thing for 30 years. Can anybody help me out.
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    Jan 16, 2010 8:28 AM GMT
    i have searched on every topic regarding muscle balance , spinal alignment etc. I just can't find it.
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    Jan 16, 2010 9:34 AM GMT
    I typed "posture" followed the first link

    http://www.realjock.com/article/1408/

    At the bottom is a list of related articles. This is probably the one you mean:

    http://www.realjock.com/article/1321

    Enjoy.
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    Jan 17, 2010 7:55 AM GMT
    Lostboy saidI typed "posture" followed the first link

    http://www.realjock.com/article/1408/

    At the bottom is a list of related articles. This is probably the one you mean:

    http://www.realjock.com/article/1321

    Enjoy.


    That' s what came up for me but this was a recent article that used a 7 letter or so name beginning with a K to describe the system for postural balance. BTW have you ever tried those stretches that you emailed me . They are pretty awesome
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    Jan 17, 2010 7:59 AM GMT
    I have tried them and have no idea what other articles there were.
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    Jan 17, 2010 8:10 AM GMT
    Lostboy saidI have tried them and have no idea what other articles there were.


    i found it... kyphotic posture. Now i can get some sleep.

    1.) Correct your kyphotic posture.
    That means no more rounded shoulders, caved in/overly tight chest, forward head posture, and weak lower middle traps. Take a look around you the next time you are in the gym or really anywhere in public. Ideal spinal posture should allow you to drop a plumb-line beside any individual that would bisect his ear hole and shoulder joint and would line up directly with the greater trochanter of the hip (basically on the pants' side-seam). For most people, however, if you lined that plumb-line along the pants' seam, the shoulder and especially the ear would fall far in front of the line. Such misalignment is often due to poor posture habits not only at work (desk-typing posture) but also driving, eating, and especially working out. How do you ever expect to fully and correctly work your chest muscles (and I know that the majority of you want to!) with your shoulders caved in front of your chest and thus doing the majority of the work?

    I recommend investigating your upper-body posture and, if you are rounded forward, beginning a daily regimen of stretching your chest, lying over a stability ball or foam roller to mobilize your spine more towards a normal curve. Simultaneously, work on strengthening and shortening your lower-middle traps with a daily warmup set of dual single cable pulldowns, focusing on scapulae retraction and endurance holds. These simple movements daily will do wonders for your body comfort, your joint stability and protection, and your balanced strength training. For those of you who are extremely kyphotic I recommend doing two or three back/pulling exercises for every push/chest exercise.
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    Jan 17, 2010 1:42 PM GMT
    i suspect 90% of the guys on the site have kyphosis... I do, though pilates is getting rid of it.
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    Jan 17, 2010 5:56 PM GMT
    reminds me of Alexander Technique.

    ear lobe to hip is pretty good in my case but i do have a hip higher than the other one and it bugs me , because when my therapist re align the hips i feel much better running, walking , standing around. But it never seem to last.