Firstly, let me say that im honoured to have picked up your book '8 Steps to a Pain Free Back'. Its a marvelous piece of work that really opened my eyes to the role posture plays in ultimately how our bodies feel.
Esther, without going in to too much detail on my own physical situaton, here are some details.
* Due to a car accident (15 years ago) it left my left leg aprox 1cm-1.5 cm shorter than the right. Also, the foot is rotated outward a little (10 or so degrees) meaning that it is not aligned with my knee. It sits outward a little. This seems to create imbalance throughout the body ie: rotation.
*I do experiience symptoms (tension and discomfort in knee, back, shoulders, leg ect... Overall its just tension and discomfort.
* Although I do have a build up in the left shoe and also wear orthotics, the left foot does seem to be a trouble maker for the rest of the body. It causes muscular compensation ect that I believe is causing allot of the above symptoms.
*I am committed to improving my posture and over all well being.
I am in the process of going through the 8 steps outlined in the book. I have been practicing stetchlying and stack sitting reguarly. Also, I have ordered 2 stretchsit cushions. The other lessons are coming along progressively.
Esther, in your opinon can one be pain free even though they have structual misalignments/imbalances such as what I have outlned?
Also, is there any advice/tips that you would share? Are there any steps/ exercises that you recommend I focus on?