Know any coaches to say these kinds of things?
"straighten your head, pull that right arm in and pull that right knee out, and stop crossing over in your gait, widen your step width"
Yesterday I again discussed arm swing and perhaps why not to coach it out if you merely do not like how it looks in your client. I also mentioned that head tilt, torso/trunk deviations are likely compensations, but it can go both ways. One has to solve for the problem, and not coach the changes we wish to see into the client. Where do you start with a client? Their head tilt? the Right arm abduction? The medially collapsed knee? The abducting swing leg knee ? Where do you start? If you do not examine your client, understand the principles of cause and effect of aberrant human mechanics, you just might recommend an orthotic, a stability shoe, and coach "straighten your head, pull that right arm in and pull that right knee out, and stop crossing over in your gait, widen your step width". That is fine if that is what you choose to do, but i suspect i will also see you at the county fair playing "Whack a Mole". It is the same game. You'll always lose your money, and realize that game never ends, not until you solve for "X" (the cause). -Dr. Allen