*this applies under the following presumptions:
|Kyphotic posture||Spinal extension – strengthen erector spinae muscles|
|Scapular protraction and medial rotation of arm||Scapular stabilizers – strengthen Stretch – pectoral major/minor muscles; latissimusdorsi|
|Forward head posture||Postural alignment correction (could be tight suboccipital or weak erector spinae or SCM or any combination)|
|Hip flexion contracture or shortening||Strengthen hip extensors Stretch hip flexors|
|Increased lumbar lordosis||May be multiple contributors needing to be addressed: -tight hip flexors -weak hip extensors -tight back extensors -weak abdominals|
Lifting overhead is not recommended for someone with OP. However, if they can lift in good alignment and maintain trunk stability, then lifting weight overhead is relatively safe. The way that a weight is lifted is just as important as the lifting itself.