Is a Muscle tight?

Is a Muscle tight?


This morning in clinic, a woman said that
when she stretches her right quad she can’t touch her bum (laugh) her heel against her
bum and her quad is always “tight”. The first thing I said was show me? and why would it
be the case? This is what we done. When I stand on the spot I can touch my heel against
my bum no problem. Then I copied the persons foot pressures, she had significantly more
pressure in her left foot so I shifted my weight left and you can see my spine counter
bend to balance me. I kept me weight to the left and then put my heel to my bum. I can
force it but it doesn’t naturally want to move towards my bum. However, when I am here
it’s a piece of piss. Then we should question whether the quad is actually tight or is the
centre of mass not in the place it needs to be? So, that’s what we done, organised her
centre of mass, more equal pressure in her feet. For your own centre of mass wherever
you foot pressures are and your whole anatomy, if you have more pressure here and this is
your normal stance it means you will have to access all of your movement, all of your
muscles, all or your bodies articulations from this place. The more in line and organised
it is the easier access you will have to your body. Easier blood flow, oxygen, lymph drainage
etc. The cool thing is, is that you can feel this yourself! and maybe it will start to
make you question is a muscle actually tight or do you need to move your centre or mass.
Or are you even aware of where your centre of mass is? That’s what we done for her, tidied
everything up, everything came back more central and then she could touch her heel against
her bum again. Yeah, so go try it! Check it out!

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