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Neutral Spine
Esther, I keep reading in various places about how the spine should be in a "neutral position".  How does this relate to having the pelvis anteverted?  Are the two mutually exclusive?
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There is disagreement about what an ideal arrangement for the pelvis is and there is a wide range of arrangements that people call "neutral." I use neutral to mean anteverted pelvis, though I tend not to use this word because it means different things to different people. Most people use "neutral" to mean a pelvic position that is tucked (retroverted) by my standards - sometimes slightly tucked and sometimes very tucked (see Arthur White, MD's "The Posture Prescription.")
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Esther, I have Arthur White's book.  What is your take on it? Connie
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Hmmm - I use images from his book "Posture Prescription" in my course to show how poor our current guidelines are...his examples of "good posture" look awkward, uncomfortable and unhealthy to me.
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