- Abdominal weakness- dorsal stabilizers become tight and static, exhalation becomes passive and rate of inhalation increases.
- Belly breathing associated with increased lordosis.
- Unilateral or bilateral rib flare.
- Rotation dysfunction increases with internal oblique weakness on side toward which the body is rotated, external obliques weakness on opposite side.
- Strains sacral iliac ligaments.
Common Compensatory Pattern
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