The following picture shows intradiscal pressure as a percentage of standing in many common positions adopted in the gym and activities of daily living.
At the Movement Assessment Technologies, we always want to consider how starting position and load variables can influence stress throughout the kinematic system. This is particularly important for patients or clients suffering from discogenic pathology as we try to rehabilitate and condition them in spite of there symptoms. The key is understanding how these variables load and unload certain structures creating advantage and disadvantage.
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