Whether you are here to eliminate chronic pain or simply want to have a better posture and a better functioning body, you have found the right place.
The following are the most frequently asked questions about posture alignment therapy and how it can improve the quality of your life.
Who will benefit from this program?
In the modern, motion starved environment there is hardly anyone who would not benefit from this program. Look in the mirror or around you—do you see a person with a perfect posture? Are you one of the millions of Americans live with chronic musculoskeletal pain? Turning to painkillers, surgery, chiropractor visits, or alternative treatments provides only temporary relief. Today, there are simply too many people who just don’t get enough movement. The only solution is to restore your posture—it is never too early or too late to restore your musculoskeletal functions.
Why is therapy for posture alignment necessary?
A common question I often hear as a posture alignment specialist is why can’t I just do yoga, Pilates, Zumba, weight training, etc, to improve my posture? If your posture is out of alignment, many of the activities you do strengthens your imbalances and may cause more harm than good in a long run. You may experience pain and/or injury after activity and may decide to stop exercising altogether. It is never an activity itself (whether it’s yoga, running, weight training, skiing, basketball, etc.) that causes the damage but a misaligned posture that allows damage to occur. Improve your posture first and then enjoy activities without pain or a fear of injury. The good news is that not everyone needs to have a perfect posture, your practitioner can offer you special exercises to do before an activity to help your body work more functionally.
Do I have to stop my current exercise routine?
As long as your current exercise program does not cause pain, it is beneficial for you to continue with your exercises. The exception is weight training. You will need to halt your training initially during a phase of 2 to 4 weeks to maximize changes in your postural alignment. Otherwise, your progress is minimized because you are strengthening compensating muscles that are being retrained. After your posture is improved you can resume your weight training routine.
How many visits, and how often, will I need for my posture therapy?
In the beginning, coming every two weeks is preferable. The length of the program differs for each client. Some need 4 to 6 visits, while others may require 10 to 12. The goal is to help you be more functional, improve your posture, and to teach you how to maintain this posture for the rest of your life. Feedback from clients is a critical piece of the treatment, as well as, regular posture evaluations. The bottom line is, whether your practitioner creates a couple of menus or a dozen, daily practice will bring results and help keep you motivated. After finishing a program, some clients chose to follow up once or twice a year to receive a “maintenance menu” of exercise.
Do I have to do it for the rest of my life?
The short answer is yes. There is no quick fix. Our environment does not provide us with enough motion to meet the minimum daily requirement to keep our postures and musculoskeletal systems fully functional. In the beginning, it will be enough for most clients to commit to 30 to 40 minutes a day for three months in order to notice significant changes in posture alignment and function. When your posture improves and pain goes away you will notice that you want to move more and will be looking forward to not only your daily restorative menus but will enjoy other activities as well, whether it’s simply walking or playing sports. If you are disciplined and committed to be in charge of your own health.
Do I need special equipment for my home program?
No. Minimal props are used and while some clients may choose to purchase a mat, yoga blocks, or a strap, it is not required.
Is there any manual manipulation involved in posture therapy?
You will be provided with exercises that improve your postural position. Postural assessment is done based on observations and the taking of photos. There are no machines or any special equipment involved. Exercises will be performed by you and your response to exercises will be a major guiding tool for subsequent menus.
Can you come for a home visit?
As a rule, I see clients in my home studio. In rare cases I may make exceptions.
How much does therapy cost?
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Do you accept credit cards for payment?
Credit card payments may be made via PayPal and must be pre-paid before your visit.
Does insurance cover posture therapy?
No. Because posture alignment therapy is a 100% non-medical approach to pain management, insurance does not cover it.