POSTURE PROGRAM

Posture Program

OUR POSTURE PROGRAM

Headed by Dr. Sharon Fitelson, who is certified as a Certified Chiropractic Posture Therapy Specialist, InMotion Health Center in St. Louis, MO has instituted the New Posture Program to help our patients restore true balance.

This is a nationally recognized program, combining cutting-edge research and interactive demonstrations to build a daily posture exercise routine that is right for your body. This 7-week program will strengthen your posture and keep you moving well and pain free!
The program includes handouts, one-on-one instruction sessions, and before-and-after photos to monitor your progress. 
 
Stand Taller, Live Longer
Studies now show that a loss of height as we age might also indicate a shorter life span. Simply put, the taller we stand, the better we move and the better our heart, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems function. You have to keep moving as you age to keep moving well as you age.
Posture Program, InMotion Health Center St Louis MO
The Posture Program is a 10-minute a day anti-aging strategy that can truly make a difference, not only in how your body moves today, but also how you’ll move 20, 30 and even 40 years from now!

• Do you want to remain active in your 50’s? 60’s? How about in your 80’s?
• Have you ever caught your reflection and seen your grandparent?
• Do you live in fear of “moving wrong” and suffering an episode of low back pain?
• Have you ever felt you “just can’t straighten up?"
• Have you been frustrated playing sports when your body doesn’t perform like it used to?
• Are you concerned about your posture?

Body motion begins with posture, and posture begins with balance; therefore, posture is how you balance. We live in an aging world, where much of the population will live to be at least 85. Given that good news, we’d prefer not to spend our older years in a wheel chair or using a walker, but rather be spending it hiking, golfing, swimming, and generally enjoying an active life. Because so many people have terrible posture, though, whether from years of hard physical work, or more currently from “texting” endlessly and sitting hunched over computers, the quality of our longer life span is still in jeopardy.

The basic goal of posture is to stay up and not fall down. With all of the forward leaning that we do, falls are inevitable if proper posture doesn’t compensate and help us to be upright. Falls are the leading cause of deaths due to injury in older adults, and once a fall occurs there is a 50% chance that another will occur within 6 months. The fear that ensues from a fall can keep us from being active, which then leads to increased fragility.

Weak posture creates and perpetuates pain cycles. We adapt to our weak links with what is known as “compensation.” Degeneration occurs when a sedentary lifestyle causes the body to compensate to maintain its stability. Spinal curvature, short leg and an imbalanced pelvis, foot pronation, slumped carriage with a forward head lean, and any injuries not fully rehabilitated will result in pain, dysfunction and poorly adapted compensations.

Example of Before and After Posture program

Before Posture Program, InMotion Health Center in St. Louis MO
After Posture Program, InMotion Health Center in St. Louis MO
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