About Postural Therapy & Wellness

Postural therapy is effective for reducing pain, preventing injuries, increasing stability, improving sports performance, and much more. The body was designed to function in a particular position, or posture. When we deviate from that design, joints wear abnormally, and the body develops strains it wasn’t intended to handle. Thus we develop pain and become more prone to instability and injury. This simple and practical method teaches YOU how to regain control of your health.

How We See Pain

Many people experience chronic pains that hinder them from enjoying physical activities, or even from being able to carry out daily functions. You may have even tried several modalities for getting rid of pain and are at the end of your rope. We believe that pain, both chronic and acute, is due to misalignment in the body as it loses its designed posture. We simply need to shift our focus from symptom-driven therapy to cause-driven therapy.
Pain is your body trying to give you a message that something is wrong. However, if given the chance, your body has the remarkable ability to heal itself. People are not cars that just need a new part, we can heal! How incredible is that? Just as a cut or broken bone heals, so can a herniated disk or degenerative hip. Postural therapy stands out as a holistic approach to how we see and interact with our bodies. We are not made up of several independently functioning parts, but rather a whole interdependent unit.

What is Functional Design Posture?

In functional design posture, the load joints of the body – the ankles, knees, hips, and shoulders – should all be stacked directly on top of one another with the head centered over the shoulders, as seen in the images below.

In this position, we are better able to handle the demands put on our bodies by activities like walking, running, jumping, and even falling. We are able to reduce pain, prevent injuries, increase stability, improve sports performance, and much more. As a result, people who once experienced pain or physical limitations can enjoy moving, be more active, and increase confidence in their abilities. This is done through a combination of exercises and stretches tailored for each individual’s needs, designed specifically to bring the body back to its functional design posture.

Functional Front Side