muscular imbalance

muscular imbalance,

n deviation in normal facilitation or inhibition of muscle resulting from a physical, mental, or chemical stressor and often leading to further related imbalances and joint dysfunctions that may take months or years to manifest.

imbalance, muscular

Generic term referring to a defect in the oculomotor system, as in heterophoria or strabismus. See motility test.
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This is because remaining in these positions for long periods of time lengthens the rhomboids and shortens the pectoral muscles in the chest (which work in opposition to the rhomboids), creating a muscular imbalance that can result in back pain.
Sitting at an angle, or leaning slightly to one side, like when using a computer, also can cause a muscular imbalance, as your hip flexors may shorten on one side, but not the other.
The way you sit can also contribute to this muscular imbalance.
With scoliosis the muscles can easily get tight and painful as there is a muscular imbalance present.
2009) have found higher percentage of lower limb muscular imbalance within junior players (< 17 years - 61%; < 21 years - 58%) than adult players (50%).
Pilates is a great rehabilitation exercise for those suffering from muscular imbalance, musculoskeletal conditions and spinal injuries, provided it's performed under the supervision of a trained clinical Pilates physiotherapist.
If the squint persists, muscular imbalance may be corrected by surgery, but this is not an option until your child is at least two.
The 17-year-old's progress was stalled towards the second half of last year when scans revealed a muscular imbalance in his lower back.
The muscular imbalance between the weak external rotator (infraspinous) and the strong internal rotators (teres major, latissimus dorsi, pectoral major, and subscapularis) is the main factor for deformity in internal rotation and adduction of the shoulder.
Having muscular imbalance causes the body to be in improper alignment.
This twisting motion may cause a muscular imbalance and the person is left with a twisted posture as they are being pulled out of line.
Roberts was born with a muscular imbalance on the right side of his body.