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    Patient, aged 18, with a postural fault, protruding shoulder blades and
    lumbar instability.


    The patient wants to do sports, start training at the gym and improve his


    The patient has been suffering from poor thoracic spine extension from about 3 months of age, and his diaphragmatic function was already inefficient during this period. While developing an individual gait pattern, lumbar and hip instability appeared, which directly affected foot alignment.


    We started by working on the breathing. We needed to restore the function of the diaphragm so that the Central Nervous System could bring the stabilization function back to work and send a signal to all the supporting muscles. We rebuilt respiratory alternans pattern and diaphragm function along with thoracic extension. Instantly, the shoulder blades aligned, the hip aligned and the foot support changed. The postural fault disappeared after one therapy session. We continue training to strengthen the muscles.


    Patient with apparent body asymmetry that contributes to neck and shoulder tension, as well as lumbar pain.

    Using the example of this patient’s change, I would like to draw your attention to an unprecedented perspective for therapy and correction of postural faults.

    Do any of these issues apply to you?

    • classical physiotherapy hasn’t brought you results,
    • stretching brings relief only for a few hours or consecutive days,
    • rolling tense muscles gives you only a short-term effect,
    • everyone is talking about fixing the movement pattern, and you feel like
      you will need to do mobility exercises before training sessions for the rest of your life,
    • your shoulder hurts and no one can help you,
    • your hip hurts and no one can help you,
    • foot alignment correction is of little help,
    • you suffer from headaches, and you have been unable to identify their source,
    • your neck has been tense and hardly anything helps relieve it, and if it anything does, it’s effective only for a short period,
    • you have a knee pain and nobody really knows how to address the problem,
    • you hunch over and your back hurts,
    • you have problems with painful periods and experience tension in your hips,
    • you experience persistent hand numbness,
    • you experience persistent hip pain radiating down leg to foot

    Most problems that trouble you can be traced back to the period of gait development and congenital asymmetry. Asymmetrical cerebral hemispheres, pelvis, and internal organ alignment cause us to balance out asymmetry by positioning ourselves on the right leg (the “before” photo – left).
    The right shoulder is lowered, the right shoulder blade pushes forward, pelvis is twisted to the left, whereas the left foot presses flat on the ground. The biceps femoris is stretched.

    The patient in the “AFTER” photo (on the right), took a neutral position
    when we triggered the flow of air and fluids from the mouth through the thoracic diaphragm into the pelvic diaphragm. The left shoulder blade
    moved back, the left hip along with the left shoulder returned to its proper position, the left foot positioned neutrally, the right shoulder lifted, the rib cage gained volume, the biceps muscles increased neutral tension by
    positioning the pelvis – the patient stopped overstretching her knees.
    This happened because the Central Nervous System was able to better position and tighten the muscles by counterbalancing asymmetry and gravitation.

    …working on the root cause.


    A 21-year-old patient with a postural fault, protruding shoulder blades and
    lumbar instability.


    Tomek came to me for diagnostics and said:

    Darek, I want you to help me because I have been feeling pain, and tingling under my left shoulder blade. If I have been sitting for a longer period I have been experiencing movement restriction and stiffness. When I straighten up I feel a random twitch in my back. I’m a student, I have to sit around and study a lot, and my ailment doesn’t really help.

    Tomek presented me with his problem and what he wants to work with, I as a specialist know that acting on the cause is just a consequence of the
    function in the body.

    Which one?
    Let’s check together.


    After checking how Tomek walks, how he perceives his posture, how he breathes, and how he performs the movement tests I set, we can conclude that yes, Tomek has various weaknesses – this is normal, but his real problem is the faulty positioning of his chest, which is congenital. His ribs moved into an inhalation position along with the position of his chicken breast. The chest also affected the positioning of the pelvis. Tomek was astonished that I noticed the chicken breast. He was even more surprised to learn that we would fix it.

    His ailment coming from the scapula is definitely the result of tensions, but the tensions have a cause. Unfortunately, manual work won’t help much here, so we worked on function.

    See the photos how his chest positioned itself, dropping down to the exhalation position. This changed the position of the whole body, including the function of the scapula.

    It used to hurt and it doesn’t anymore.
    Success. My methods are effective.


    Patient, 37 years old, with a postural fault, hypermobility and instability of the lumbar spine, experiencing pain in shoulder blades and back in general.

    Our nervous system continuously processes and responds to external signals of:
    Where am I?
    How am I?
    How should I position in relation to the things or people that surround me?

    The photo presents a patient with hypermobility and hybrids of postural faults, in whom we had to limit the range of motion so that the nervous system could better relate to space.

    As a result, the patient’s gait and hip stability improved. The movements were more conscious, the therapy gave the patient more power to work. It is worth mentioning that the patient came to OPTIMOVE with shoulder pain, yet as we always look for the cause of the problem, and in this case, it seemed that hips were the root of the issue, so we had to apply pertinent therapy.

    Ranges of motion are important, but what is more important is what this range actually gives you – does it help you? Or rather wrecks your hips, knees, or maybe your shoulder?
    Many people recommend rolling and stretching – granted, it isn’t not bad, but you will be surprised how very few people actually need it. Why?


    You should find your position in space, which is affected by many factors (gravity, atmospheric pressure, emotions, past injuries, illnesses). Then you can increase your range of motion or take it away in a precise way and improve your breathing function, get rid of back, neck, shoulder or knee pain, and achieve what your body needs at a given moment.



    Patient, 28 years old, lacking knee extension, strained biceps femoris, lumbar pain. Professional football player.

    “I have been to many physiotherapists to do something about my bent legs,
    back and posture, and everyone kept promising that the therapy they prescribe will help me. I did exercises, stretching, and it didn’t help much.
    I had to spend a lot of money and invest plenty of time, because if you had told me beforehand that I can eliminate my problems by breathing, I would never have believed it.”

    I had this conversation just today with one of my patients, Michał, after he had seen the effects in the photo.

    Michał’s job is sports. He is a football player for the Zawisza Bydgoszcz Club. For the diagnosis, he came with a specific problem:
    “Darek I have postural problems, I am “plagued” by injuries, especially to my biceps femoris – I even had them torn.
    During training, I feel as if my back was being pounded and it and starts to hurt. What is more, I feel my hips tense up and I feel discomfort.
    Do you know what really gets me? I experience lumbar discomfort after I have carried my son in my arms for only 15 minutes!

    Can you help?

    Of course! IF IT HURTS I CAN HELP YOU!

    After 5 meetings, Michał’s :
    rectifiers are less strained
    knees are less bent
    left shoulder blade slides back into place

    • body posture opens up
    • respiratory and postoral function of the diaphragm strengthens
    • respiratory capacity on the pitch increases

    I did it!
    Do you want to hear other stories? Stayed tuned.

    PS left photo “before”, right photo – after 5 sessions.



    A woman came to me with recurring tension in her neck, which often prevents her from working.

    “Darek, I have a torticollis” – she said.
    So she did. I checked it. Unfortunately, there were also other muscles that contributed to the problem.
    At the top of the photo – abdomen before therapy. Strongly tensed rectus abdominis muscle, which directly affects not only posture, but also the condition of the pelvic floor – apparently both in men and women. In this case, it also directly affects posture, diaphragm function, and causes the ailment the patient came with.

    At the bottom of the photo – abdomen after 10 therapy sessions. Straight abdominal muscle no longer overactive. The postural function of the diaphragm begins to work for us without compensation. The work of the pelvic floor has significantly improved.

    Unfortunately, physiotherapy treatments help only for a short period.
    We continue therapies at the source.