"The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease." - Thomas Edison
Are you DOOMED for a life of misery ? According to Pete Egoscue, founder of the Egoscue Method and Posture Guru " It's not the condition of your body that is the problem it is the position of your body"!
POSTURE? HHHMMMMM...Maybe your mom was right when she told you "to stand up straight"? We often think of posture as standing up straight but it is much more than that! Our posture is the alignment( or misalignment ) of our entire body. It is how we sit, stand, lay down, run, jump, and play. A body with functional joints and good posture and is able to do all these things pain free and without compensation.
IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT! Today is all about convenience. "At the push of a button"....."At your finger tips". Although most things are convenient our bodies are suffering. As movement machines our bodies are designed for movement and sitting 8, 10 , 12....15 HOURS A DAY is effecting our health as well as our posture. Back to posture. According to Pete Egoscue, best selling author of "Pain Free" our bodies have a functional design posture and when our posture falters outside of that design is when we experience pain, wear and tear, and decreased range of motion. Some common posture related pain conditions are tension headaches, bulging discs, lower back-neck-knee or shoulder pain. carpal tunnel, sciatica, SI joint pain, planter fasciitis, TMJ, bursitis, tendonitis,vertigo, rotator cuff problems, and much more!
IT IS PROCESS BUT A REWARDING ONE! Your posture and muscle memory wasn't created in a day. It happened over time based on how you use your body, any traumas or accidents, and even how you feel about life. Changing your posture and therefor eliminating pain is an empowering and rewarding process. With the help of a trained Posture Alignment Specialist you will have the support and effective tools you need to achieve that goal.
For more information about Pain and Posture contact Ashley Greninger pas, ceas, nmrt, amat (owner of Lotus Heart, Inc) at 970-388-6782 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.