Looking at a person’s structure in terms of its grounding, lift, front-to-back dimension, and how the chains of function go, is not how most people look
Mostly unless we are trained to look past our bad hair day, our makeup, our 10 or so pounds too little or too much, we don’t see much else than these kind of things.
We don’t see that rotation and fixation in the ribs that keeps taking our vertebrae out of line, that restricts our breathing.
That fixation is usually a forward bending one with a little sidebending and twisting according to the handedness, footedness, or perceptual systems of the person.
The fixation causes trouble elsewhere such as the shoulders, because the shoulders have to do more work than they need do. Even a 90 mile an hour fast ball pitcher needs to have the function of his/her ribs! There is a cascading action from top to bottom and bottom to top that is all important. One needs to be able to flex forward towards touching toes or extend backward into a swan gesture, with a rotational component that is adaptable.
If this flexion and extension ability is present in the ribs, then breathing will be easy and we have full function, we can stand up straight. If it is not present, we are possibly looking ahead to a dowager’s hump, shoulder troubles, and an overworked neck that is complaining about turning.
Take this fixation, this structural slump, on the road to tennis, golf, instrumental music, washing the dishes, and there is a potential for trouble.
Maybe in the future, maybe right now.
Of course, the chain of function might include down through the feet! But that is talk for another day. Btw, isn’t rib fixation in flexion a nicer term than “slump”?