A client came in with slight lower back pain. When doing our intake they had mentioned that their lower back pain would increase after squatting type movement patterns. As apart of my assessments I like to start locally then look globally, so what I decided to do initially is test some of the main drivers in the squatting patterns.
I tested both glute max, they were both weak. When seeing bilateral (both sides of the body) dysfunction, I have to go and look centrally for example core, jaw, spine, scars, eye-movement, hyoid issues, cranial sutures, ligaments etc etc, basically anything that can create bilateral or global inhibition.
In this case I notices a belly button ring. Piercings and tattoos can have just as big of affect on the brains motor control systems as scars do.
I tested the TVA quickly to see what it was doing, it was also weak (no surprise). I then retested both glutes and the TVA individually against the belly button ring, they ALL became stronger.
After using some NKT protocols I “reset” the scar. All previously weak tests were now strong. We then tested the clients squatting patterns again, there was no pain!
The client has some correctives to do over the next couple weeks to ensure that their brain relearns how to utilise their glutes and core more effectively, but they should start to make some great progress in the gym again.