Is Pain A Problem?


Postural Therapy As Your Path Toward A Life Of Free And Easy Movement

Are you struggling with complex bodily problems such as back pain, sciatica, shoulder or neck pain, tennis elbow, hip pain, carpel tunnel, and other repetitive stress issues? Do balance issues, vertigo, headaches, or overall achiness or difficulty with movement limit you and rob enjoyment from in your life? For so many of us, many of the daily aches and pains and the more chronic issues of physical pain and imbalance may well have postural misalignment as a root cause.

If you are frustrated and confused by complex and persistent problems due to physical imbalances and pain. In that case, this specialized Posture Therapy approach explicitly addresses the posture and movement patterns that can lead to these problems. I offer a unique and powerful program to help you once and for all to address the root physical imbalances throughout your body that may impair your ability to live the happy and vital life that is your birthright.

The posture alignment therapy I offer is a non-medical therapeutic process involving stretches and gentle functionally-based exercises designed specifically for each client. Based on the paradigm developed by Pete Egoscue over 40 years ago, the therapy is simple, accessible, and powerful. It is not a quick fix but a comprehensive program designed to work with the deeper causes of musculoskeletal pain – without drugs, surgery, or manipulation.

Movement That Heals

The key to the body’s well-being is using proper motion in our lives. From birth, healthful movement develops us, helps sustain us, and keeps us vital and active. We all share a similar musculoskeletal design, which is not complicated or fragile. Despite this fact, over time, the body’s ability to hold proper alignment decreases due to injury, repetitive stress, prolonged sitting, and a host of other causes. The restricted movement and imbalance that results can place increased pressure on the muscles and joints, leaving them vulnerable to pain and limitation. Restoring proper balance and movement in your body is the road back to pain-free living. Posture alignment therapy works by bringing movement in accordance with that design back to your life. This, in turn, can help recover the ability to run, jump, climb, dance, work, and play without fear of pain or limitation.

The Body As A Unit

As structural or postural muscles become dysfunctional, the whole skeletal system is affected, subjected to undue stress and abnormal wear. For example, hip and pelvic movement patterns may become altered and these changes are experienced throughout the body. If the back curves, the whole body begins to compensate for the misalignment. Postural therapy is unique because it progressively treats the whole body as a unit to restore improved standing posture and efficient and healthful movement patterns. It is designed to address and help resolve both the root dysfunction as well as the compensation patterns that have come into the body over time.

The Therapy Process

This therapy program is client-centered and based on the individual posture and movement analysis developed in the sessions. A therapy plan is developed based on these findings and in collaboration with the client. This includes specific prescriptions and instruction in systematic sequences or ”menus” of exercises. The “menu” consists of simple yoga and therapeutic exercises sequenced to restore more proper alignment and balance to the body. These exercises are easy to learn and tailored to the client's capabilities and goals. Although everyone's experience and results may be different, the aim remains to encourage greater balance and alignment to unfold over time so the body may move toward optimal well-being and a pain-free life via its innate healing capabilities.

***For more information on the postural approach to your pain or movement problems, I invite you You can also click here for a pdf of my brochure. You can also explore the How Posture Therapy Works page here for more information.

With this approach of treating the body as a unit and the self as a whole, we can work together to formulate powerful ways to help resolve challenging balance and movement issues and chronic pain problems and enhance physical and athletic performance.

Follow this link to find information on the individual and group Yoga classes I offer in the Guilford, Madison, Branford, New Haven, and Woodbridge, Connecticut areas. I specialize in employing Yoga and other powerful, energetic, meditative, and relaxation practices that offer nonmedical support to help manage stress and mitigate long-term stress's physical and mental effects.

For a free, no-risk consultation to answer your questions or help you decide which services best meet your needs, please call me, Alan Franzi, at (203)488-1700.