Dr. Sarah Petrich demonstrates the tests she uses in the clinic to assess breathing mechanics and imbalances for her patients. She also explains how shoulder and hip motion can also be affected by poor breathing. See Part 1 for “Visual Signs” Your Breathing Posture Is Impaired.
The adduction drop test and apical expansion tests were used with permission from the Postural Restoration Institute®.
About Sarah Petrich, PT, DPT, PRC, NCPT:
As a specialist in Postural Restoration, Pilates, & Dance Medicine, Dr. Sarah Petrich provides physical therapy and Pilates training focusing on re-balancing posture, alignment and breathing for patients and wellness clients. When not in the clinic or on zoom, she's often traveling around the nation teaching educational courses to healthcare professionals, Pilates instructors and other movement specialists. You can find her and her courses on her website www.sarahpetrich.com or on Instagram at @drsarahpetrich.