How Posture and Movement Therapy Works

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How Posture and Movement Yoga Therapy Works

Unlock Pain-Free Movement: Could Poor Posture Be the Hidden Culprit?

Yoga therapy offers a wide range of benefits for managing chronic health concerns. However, for individuals experiencing persistent pain or limitations due to misalignments in the body's musculoskeletal system, a more personalized approach may be necessary to address the root causes effectively.

These misalignments are often linked to chronic pain conditions like repetitive stress injuries, tennis elbow, bursitis, and arthritis. Chronic pain can also lead to low energy and mental and emotional stress, creating a frustrating cycle.

The good news is that our non-medical posture and movement therapy program can help break this cycle. Our innovative program addresses overall movement health and function through a postural alignment approach based on the core principles of yoga therapy. This targeted approach helps resolve the root causes of pain and promotes lasting solutions so that you can regain a more pain-free and active lifestyle.

We address the root cause of your pain by:

• Identifying Postural Imbalances: Through a comprehensive assessment, we’ll pinpoint misalignments in your posture.

• Restoring Optimal Alignment: We use targeted exercises and somatic-based neuromuscular repatterning movements to correct these imbalances and improve overall body alignment.

• Improving Movement Patterns: We retrain your body to move efficiently, reducing strain and supporting future injury prevention.

The Postural Starting Point

Understanding how posture can be a key indicator of musculoskeletal and movement issues begins with an assessment based on the fundamental orthopedic model of the postural ‘ideal.’

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According to “The Egoscue Method of Health Through Motion” by Pete Egoscue:

  • The head is centered over level shoulders.
  • The shoulders sit directly over level hips.
  • The hips are firmly planted over symmetrical knees.
  • The knees and ankles are aligned with feet pointed straight forward.

Musculoskeletal dysfunction and compensations are likely to develop when our body deviates from this model. Our movement assessment helps determine how these postural imbalances relate to pain and other symptoms.

Understanding Pain Caused by Posture Misalignment

1. Posture Deviation: Deviations such as slouching and hunching can lead to inefficient movement patterns and musculoskeletal dysfunction.

2. Musculoskeletal Dysfunction: Imbalances cause some muscles to overwork and tighten while others become weak, leading to uneven stress on the body.

3. Compensation: When one set of muscles is dysfunctional, other body parts compensate, resulting in harmful movement patterns.

4. Symptoms: Compensatory movements lead to pain, stiffness, and limitations. Pain is often a signal of underlying issues.

5. Solutions: Addressing the root causes of musculoskeletal issues involves treating the body as a whole and guiding it toward optimal alignment.

Transform Your Movement, Transform Your Life

Healthy change toward pain-free movement begins with comprehensive postural analysis and movement testing. We assess how imbalances may contribute to your pain and limitations, avoiding blame and focusing on holistic solutions.

Our Program

Our movement therapy program centers on improving posture and movement patterns to promote healing and alleviate pain. Here's how it works:

  1. Assessment and Customization:
    • Assess your current movement and posture patterns.
    • Create personalized corrective exercises tailored to your needs.
    • Provide exercises for home practice.
  2. Movement Re-Education and Healing: (combines the previous sections)
    • Engage in gentle, targeted exercises based on neuromuscular repatterning principles.
    • Retrain your nervous system and muscles to work together more efficiently, leading to lasting pain relief and improved mobility.
    • Experience improved movement comfort, pain reduction, and symptom reduction.
  3. Ongoing Progression:
    • Continuously reassess progress to ensure positive outcomes.
    • Enhance your posture and movement according to your goals.
  4. Comprehensive Support:
    • Offer exercise and movement instruction.
    • Provide audio recordings for home use.
    • Give built-in support and follow-up tailored to your needs.
  5. Empowerment and Collaboration:
    • Understand your body and its signals.
    • Foster a partnership in your recovery journey.

We've helped many people like you find relief and improved movement. Through our personalized approach, clients have experienced significant pain reduction, increased flexibility, and a renewed sense of well-being. Read what some of our satisfied clients have to say here!

Ready to experience the benefits of posture therapy? Call us at (203)488-1700 or schedule a free consultation today!

P.S. Many people find our consultations eye-opening! You'll learn how your posture might contribute to your pain and limitations. Let us help you move with freedom and live a pain-free life!

You can also click here for a pdf of my brochure with more information about me and the program.

***The information in this article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this article. Please note that the results of any Yoga, meditation, or other therapeutic or exercise work may vary. Read our disclaimer for more information.