Upper Cross Syndrome (UCS) has been a common musculoskeletal problem in global society .Due to the sedentary living style of people overall has in fact been a greater risk for someone to get UCS.
First of all, UCS is a muscle imbalance syndrome, which defined as a person having tight levator scapulae and pectoralis minor, major and weak middle, low trapezius and cervical flexors. These two pairs of muscle imbalance create joint dysfunction over the shoulder complex. Significant postural changes can be observed such as round shoulder, forward head posture or thoracic kyphosis.
Thankfully, UCS may be able to be corrected by using Kinetic Control (KC) therapy.
For instance, trapezius muscles, including the upper, middle and the lower one, are important stabilizer muscles to maintain good biomechanical function of our upper extremities. Besides, scapular elevation and retraction are actions in Kinetic Control (KC) which considered being conducive to the activation of trapezius muscles around the shoulders. Thus,KC can assist our body to regain better postural control and gradually get rid of the UCS problem.
不過上交叉綜合症可以透過Kinetic Control 改善。在Kinetic Control 理論中，上，中，下斜方肌是重要的穩定肌羣幫助上肢維持良好的生物力學控制。與此同時，肩甲上舉和後收的動作於Kinetic Control 當中被視為有益激發以上穩定肌羣的動作。所以，利用以上動作引導肩甲骨處於良好位置能夠拾回更好的體位控制能力，逐少擺脫上交叉綜合症。