The application of the scientific to the practical by way of learning through sharing; with the ultimate goal of better care & prevention of adolescent athletic injuries.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
The painting above is on display at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. Its called, "Woman Ironing, by Pablo Picasso. Its a painting from Picasso's "blue period", in which his work was defined by the disparity between the rich & poor. In this one you can see how the skeleton almost serves as a close hanger for the flesh. You've heard me say many times in this blog, "asymmetry is the norm". Its not my phrase. I borrowed it from Norwegian physiotherapist Freddy Kaltenborn. Posture is very much influenced by environmental, morphologic, cultural, and emotional issues. Of course there are many interventional methods of influencing structure through function. Do you really think structural work is what this 19th century French woman needed? Probably just as much as your athletes do in the 21st.