Poor Posture is Degenerating Your Spine!

    • Poor posture has been widely associated with causing tightness and decrease motion of the spinal joints
    • Hypomobility (or lack of motion) causes adhesions to build up in joints
    • Those adhesions lead to pain, as well as, further degeneration and breakdown of the spine
      (J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2010 Sep;33(7):508-18. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2010.08.002.)

    Poor Posture is Effecting Your Heart & Lungs!

    • Forward head posture can add up to 30 pounds of abnormal leverage on the spine
    • The long-term health affects associated with reduction of lung capacity are heart & blood vascular disease
    • The correction of forward head posture significantly changes your physiology and promotes health and longevity
      (Cailliet R & Gross L, (1987) Rejuvenation Strategy. New York, Doubleday Co.)

    Poor Posture is Effecting Your Blood Pressure!

    • Scientists have discovered a correlation between the muscles of your neck, and your heart rate and blood pressure
    • The tone of your neck muscles effects your blood pressure
    • This tone becomes abnormal with postural distortions
    • Improvement in your posture could improve your vascular health!
      (Deuchars, J., Edwards, I. (2007). Bad posture could raise your blood pressure. Journal of Neuroscience 0638-07.)

    Poor Posture Can Be Related to Your Asthma!

    • People with persistent asthma have been shown to have postural distortion patterns that increase airway resistance, making it more difficult to breath
    • Abnormal posture adversely effects your respiratory muscles
    • Correcting postures is a great approach to reducing the severity of asthmatic symptoms
      (Lopes, E at al. (2006) Assesment of muscles shortening and static postures in children with persistent asthma. European Journal of Pediatrics, 166(7) 715-721.)

    Poor Posture is Causing Your Back Pain!

    • Scientists have discovered that people with low back pain have different postural patterns and move differently than people without.
    • Either the poor posture causes the abnormal movement patterns and pain, or the longterm pain causes the poor posture. Either way they are directly correlated
    • Correction of posture could help eliminate your back pain!
      (Jones, S. et al. (2011) Individuals with non-specific low back pain use a trunk stiffening strategy to maintain upright posture. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 22(1)13-20.)

    Poor Posture is Causing Your Low Back Pain!

    • Low back pain was created when the spoine was put into a poor posture, such as, a slumped posture or swayback.
    • People with no low back pain can prevent it by keeping their spine in a good posture.
    • Correction of posture could eliminate your low back pain!
      (O'Sullivan et al. (2002) Posture and Low Back Pain Spine 27 1238-1244.)

    Poor Posture is Making You Tired!

    • Study concludes correction of posture decreased fatigue and improved mental performance at work.
    • Correction of Forward Head Posture resulted in diminished pain and decreased muscle tension and stiffness in the neck, jaw, shoulders, and back.
      (Goldstein, L & Makofsky H. (2005) TMD/Facial Pain and Forward Head Posture. Pract Pain Manag. Jul/Aug 2005. 5(5) 36-39.)
    Posture affects and moderates every physiologic function from breathing to hormonal production. Spinal pain, headache, mood, blood pressure, pulse and lung capacity are among the functions most easily influenced by posture.
    — American Journal of Pain Management 1994, 4:36-39