Case Study – Kypholordotic Posture

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply

Ruchika (name changed), a 39-year-old woman, came to PhysioRehab with tailbone pain. As a businesswoman, her work involved long meeting hours and travelling by air and road. At the time of assessment her complains were:

  • Tailbone pain after sitting for more than 10 mins
  • Difficulty in sitting on firm surfaces
  • Disturbed sleep due to pain

She had visited various physiotherapists and her pain subsided considerably but the last 10 % of pain continued. She started avoiding air travels and long car journeys because of it.
At PhysioRehab, kinetic chain assessment was conducted, and after a detailed review, the following points were observed-

  • Kypholordotic posture
    Kypholordotic Posture
    Normal posture vs. Kypholordotic posture
  • Weak lower abdomen
  • Weak gluteus muscles
  • Poor core muscles recruitment and strength
  • Poor endurance and cardiorespiratory fitness

She was coached in detail regarding the trouble areas and the mechanism of pain. A tailor-made program was prepared by the PhysioRehab team to train the key muscles on Pilates Reformer.

Kypholordotic Posture
Kypholordotic Posture
Kypholordotic Posture
Kypholordotic Posture

After 3 months not only was she pain free, she had increased levels of fitness. She could sit on any surface without pain and could resume her work commitments without fear or inhibition. She was fit to go back to the gym but she opted to start working on her core, the Pilates way, on the Reformer as she liked the fact that her session would be under the supervision of qualified physiotherapists. As we kept on progressing with her workouts and started adding more challenging exercises, she also started achieving more fitness and energy than in the past. Here is what she had to say…

Kypholordotic Posture

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