The word "Posture" is loaded with connotations.
People have ideas about "posture" that are mostly false and outdated.
Everyone is a posture expert these days. If someone is telling you how to correct your posture by using some device or a special article of clothing or saying "just stand up straight, pull your shoulders back!", "strengthen your core", "walk with your feet straight".....they don't know what they are talking about at all.
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW IS POSTURE ISN'T REALLY ABOUT LOOKING GOOD AND BEING ABLE TO WALK UPRIGHT WITH A BOOK ON TOP OF THE HEAD. (Although you will look good and be upright.)
It's about the POSITION of the body as a whole and the POSITION of individual joints and parts.
That's it! POSITION. POSITION position POSITION.
If you have been standing on one leg as a habit, or sitting with legs crossed as a habit, or sitting at a desk or in a car a lot, leaning over a desk or computer or reading the newspaper spread out on the kitchen table while standing over it with your head hanging out in space......you have just put your body in misaligned positions and your muscles will MEMORIZE these positions if you do these activities routinely.
AFTER A WHILE your misaligned positions will be ingrained and will lead to inflammation, friction, pain and in time injury.
THEREFORE, POSITION = PAIN or No PAIN
Bad misaligned bones with muscle imbalances = Pain
Good alignment and muscle balance = No Pain
Call us at 772-559-1532 for a consultation so we can show you where you are misaligned and discuss how to make the corrections. We're are located in Vero Beach, Florida.
Catee Ingwersen is an Egoscue certified Posture Alignment Specialist and Licensed Massage Therapist.