Visible anatomical changes in the body give direction to dysfunction.

Global inspection of the body can reveal clues as to where dysfunction is manifesting. In the photo on the far left the third metacarpal phalangeal (MCP ) joint is enlarged and painful. While diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, I also found her to have fascial densifications in the fascia of the hand and forearm. The middle photo highlights a low back held in excessive lumbar lordosis, or an exaggerated curve. This is often associated with fascial densifcations in various locations of the lower back, causing over-active back muscles, while the abdominal muscles seem to have checked out. The photo on the right clearly demonstrates pronounced bunion formation in the right foot. Each of these anatomical anamolies related to the primary problem for which the person sought help.

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