My laptop got stole a while ago, and I could not figure out how to log back on this page. My life as a chiropractic student is too precious to forget, so here I am again!
Today is the Day 2 of the second quarter (wow, I went through the first quarter without writing anything down about the experience . . .). The reality of being back school after 3 weeks of busy vacation keeps slapping right in my face, but I’m getting the hang of it.
Today’s favorite moment was in the palpation class. We were learning how to evaluate postures of patients. As usual, we took turns to play the patient for classmates to practice. My turn came. I’ve been practicing heated yoga for years, so I was confident I had a good posture. Guys said my head is even – a good start. They my right shoulder is a little lower – normal given I’m right-handed. Then, the discussion about whether my upper body was rotated to right – scapulae are this, rhomboids are that, upper extremities are rotated this way, the neck is that way. One of them goes, “I think her pants are rotated.” The other two agree – I suffer from right rotational pant malposition!
Once we all settled that my jeans are rotated slightly, the discussion begins again – they thought my upper body was rotated slightly to the right. Still thinking that I have a great posture, I offered to change the direction so that the light would change. Justin told me, “It’s not the light. It’s you.”
I never knew my upper body was rotated to the right. Or that my right scapula was sticking out more (I thought the left side was). Or that my left knee is more medially rotated than the right (I thought the left was). Or that my right gastrocnemius and soleus are more developed than the left. I also have flat feet and they are pronated. Who knew I was so far from perfect!