First, I want to thank you for all you do to help dancers be their best! You are a blessing. I just read your email with suggestions for people with hypermobile knees. My daughter actually has the opposite problem. She cannot fully straighten her knees and has very tight hamstrings and hip flexors. She says her legs feel as though they are completely straight, but her teachers are constantly telling her to straighten her knees.
How do I know if this is an issue of tightness or if it is a structural problem?
When she was younger, she didn't have this problem, but as she grew older and taller, it became an issue. Also, she has developed very flat feet, which in turn causes her leg to tend to rotate inward, which makes turnout difficult. But I'm getting off on a tangent. I just wanted to paint the picture for you. Is there anything she can do to remedy this problem of legs that won't fully straighten, so that she, too, can have that beautiful leg line?
Thanks for any advice,