Last night I was watching the CBC national evening news and was absolutely inundated by Trivago advertising. Ah, the thrills of North American TV – not!
After reading up on the Trivago Guy, it is apparent that he has become somewhat of a scruffy spokesperson for Trivago, helping to build their brand awareness. Well, I looked him up too, so I guess it’s working!
What really struck me though was the Trivago Guy’s horrible neck posture – poor guy.
What’s up with Trivago Man’s neck?
There is a lot wrong with his head and neck posture. I did a mini Posture Analysis on the man:
- Right shoulder inferior to left (very!) – can suggest scoliosis
- Head translated or shifted right – his right
- Neck laterally bent left (his left ear sits lower)
This kind of posture pattern in the head and neck could be a compensation for a problem lower down in the pelvis (anatomical short leg for example), but more than likely the Trivago Guy had a past trauma that injured the supportive structures in his neck, causing altered alignment over time.
Common traumas include:
- car or motorbike accident
- hit on the head
- fall from a height (includes horses, off bikes, down stairs)
The Trivago Man or anyone with this kind of asymmetrical head and neck alignment may experience some of these symptoms:
- tense, painful shoulders
- neck pain
- sinus trouble
- brain fog
- tingling hands or fingers
- depression and/or anxiety
- difficulty concentrating
Please help Trivago guy find me!
What is your experience of head or neck trauma?