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The Backbone of Movement



From a musculoskeletal standpoint, the spine plays a vital role in providing protection, support, control, stability, and mobility so that we are able to produce and achieve quality movement and efficiency from the inner most part of our bodies, like the hip and shoulder girdles, to the outermost parts- arms, hands, legs, feet etc. โฃ โฃ ๐๐ฎ๐ญ, ๐€๐ง๐ ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐žโ€™๐ฌ ๐€๐‹๐—ช๐€๐˜๐’ ๐š ๐๐”๐“โ€ฆ๐—ช๐ž ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐Š๐ž๐ฒ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ฌโฃ ๐Ÿ”‘ ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐Ÿบ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐Ÿน- ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ (๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ), ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ (๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ), ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ (๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ).โฃ โฃ ๐Ÿ”‘ ๐˜Œ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ตโฃ โฃ ๐Ÿ”‘ ๐˜๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ตโฃ โฃ ๐Ÿ”‘ ๐˜๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆโฃ โฃ ๐Ÿ”‘ ๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฏ'๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜บ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ถ๐˜ดโฃ โฃ ๐’๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐“๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐ž- ๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐‡๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ ๐€๐›๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐโ€ฆโฃ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆโฃ When our posture is compromised from too much sitting, we tend to develop a rounded upper back with an associated forward head posture = neck, shoulder pain and possibly headachesโฃ โฃ ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธโฃ To compensate for an increased rounding in the upper/mid spine, our lower back will excessively curve inwards (hyperextension) causing the pelvis to tilt in an anterior or downward direction= increased pressure in lower spine and low back pain can occurโฃ โฃ ๐—ช๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ƒ๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐Œ๐ž๐š๐ง ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐๐จ๐ญ๐ก ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‘๐จ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ ๐€๐ญ๐ก๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ๐ž?โฃ Golfers must train in ALL planes of motion- sagittal, frontal, and transverse, for increased power output and maximized performance, as all planes of motion are hugely tied to the golf swing. The same goes for the overhead athlete as this population tends to base the majority of their training in the sagittal plane (flexion/extension).โฃ โฃ When our Tspine is stiff, our neck, low back, and shoulders begin to make up for this sad loss in movement. In the upper body, this lack of mobility will not allow the shoulders to achieve adequate elevation placing stress on the neck, shoulders and even elbows.โฃ โฃ In the lower body, the areas that work to provide stability and support like our lumbar spine (low back), tends to be the area of compromise as it will begin to make up for that lost rotational motion at the tspine. Problem is, our lumbar spine holds a very small rotational capacity, and our neck and shoulders are already built for mobility therefore adding to their job forces them to become too mobile and throws off posture and joint positioning.โฃ โฃ These physical limitations are the cause of faulty movement patterns and when these two combine forces it will result in poor power production with swing, throwing, and overhead lifting mechanics and eventual pain or injury. Yikes!..Call meโฃ


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