My Story

Visual Effects of Localized Injuries on the Entire Body

The pictures below were taken during a time when I had no injuries. Notice how my ankle, the center of my knee, my hip joint, and the center of my shoulder joint are very close to the line on both sides:

Pre-Injury Alignment

Neck Injury

The next set of pictures were taken after suffering a neck injury in July 2006. Notice how my ankle, center of the knee, hip joint, and center of the shoulder joint do not line up with the line. In addition, notice the difference in the position of those joints in relation to the line when comparing both sides. In the pic on the left, notice how my shoulder is behind the line, yet on the pic on the right, my shoulder is in front of the line. Notice how my left hip much more in front of the line than my right hip. That shows a huge amount of counter rotation that has occurred in my body as a result of the injury. Also take note of how bent my knees have become (left knee being more bent than the right):

Post-Injury Alignment

Here's another view taken after suffering the neck injury. My symptoms included tightness on the left side of the neck, increased pain and tightness when turning or tilting my head to the left and occasionally nerve pain shooting down my left arm.

Notice how much the neck and head is deviated to the left. As a result, the point where my neck connects to my upper back is also off center. Also notice how this effected my weight distribution. The line is centered to my hips, however, notice how the line does not end up centered between my feet:

Post-Injury Alignment

This last picture was taken 8 days later after doing the appropriate corrective exercises. No ice, drugs, traction, or traditional physical therapy. None of the exercises worked directly on the neck.

No more tightness or pain when turning or tilting the head to the left. Notice how the neck and head is now centered. Also notice how the line is also centered between my feet.

Post-MBF Alignment

Elbow Injury

The woman in the pictures below suffered an acute injury to her right elbow. Notice how her upper body is offset to the right and her lower body is offset to the left. You can see this not only by looking at the center of her upper body and the space between her feet in comparison to the line, but also, notice the difference in space between each of her arms and her body. From the back view, notice how her right hip and shoulder are elevated higher than the other side.

Post Elbow Injury

Lower Back Injury

The next set of pictures were taken after this man suffered an extremely severe acute low back injury at work. The most noticeable deviation from the front and back views is the fact that his upper body is completely offset to the right. Being so offset to the right caused a huge elevated in his left hip and shoulder. Because such huge negative postural change occurred, notice how his feet stand very wide apart. His balance so off that his body will naturally widen its stance to widen its base.

Post Lower Back Injury

In these side views, notice how one side looks very different from the other. Notice where the line is in comparison to his ankle, center the his knee, hip joint, and shoulder joint. Most noticeably, his right leg appears straight, however, his left leg appears extremely bent. The big difference between both sides is an indication of a huge amount of counter rotation between his hips and torso.

Post Lower Back Injury

Shoulder Injury

The following picture was taken after this woman suffered an acute injury her right shoulder. She was exercising and she heard a “pop” in her shoulder. The most noticeable change in her body is how much higher her left shoulder is in comparison to her right shoulder. Even though the injury was to the right shoulder, notice how her uninjured left shoulder elevated up so high that it looks like she is shrugging it up. Also notice how the injury changed her weight distribution as the line is centered to her hips, but it does not end up centered between her feet.

Post Shoulder Injury