Hi Esther - thanks for your highly valuable forum and web site.
I have pretty much constant low back muscle tightness and spasm on the lower right lumbar spine area. I'm pretty sure its caused by a significant imbalance in how I walk and move it general.
I have been diagnosed with 'mild' C shaped scoliosis and also a longer (~ 1/2") right leg. When walking there is an obvious lean to the right and it looks like a a lot more vertical movement in the right hip than the left. I've visited a couple of PTs and they said there is also a posterior rotation of the right hip. (i.e. from a view looking down from above the right hip rotates posterior relative to the right in the transverse plane)
I've tried walking with my weight more centered which helps a little but does not really help with the chronic low back muscle tension. I also use a heel lift in the left shoe and orthotics in both.
What would you advise in terms of stretching and strengthening to try to improve my walking balance? I've been religiously doing some exercises from the PTs but they are not really helping the problem. Do you know any PTs in the Bay Area who you could recommend who would be experienced diagnosing and addressing this type of imbalance?