Posture Science

People with Back Pain Move Differently

Posture Principles

Study Shows People with Back Pain Move Differently Even When They are Not in Pain A new study published in Spine demonstrates people with chronic low back pain really do move differently from the rest of us, and also cannot balance... View Article

Posture Science

Posture Anatomy

Posture is the mechanics of a body’s Balance, Alignment and Motion (B.A.M.) According to Wikipedia.com, “Human posture refers to [1]”The carriage of the body as a whole, the attitude of the body, or the position of the limbs (the arms... View Article

Posture Principles – Adaptation

Posture Principles

Adaptation – Changes in Posture and Motion Cause the Body to Change The 5th Posture Principle For better or for worse, in health & wellness or in pain and disease, your posture will change your body over time. (5th of 5 Posture... View Article

Posture Principles – Compensation

Posture Principles

Compensation – The Body Learns to Move in the Patterns Your Teach it. – The 4th Posture Principle …and Pain Teaches You to Move Differently. (4th of 5 Posture Principles by Dr. Steven Weiniger) When you compensate, you move asymmetrically. In... View Article

Posture and Breath, breathe, breathing

Integrating Posture and Breath

Posture Principles

Breathe Deep and Wide Stronger breathing improves performance, cardiac health, and is an integral part of strengthening posture. The Wall Street Journal reported how breathing better not only helps opera singers, but athletes as well.(1) “Singers and athletes are the... View Article

Posture Principles – Pattern of Motion

Posture Principles

Patterns – The body’s chain of motion follows the path of least resistance. – The 3rd Posture Principle (3rd of 5 Posture Principles by Dr. Steven Weiniger) In the absence of conscious effort, patterns of motion guide the body to move... View Article

Posture Principles – Posture is How You Balance

Posture Principles

Balance – The 2nd Posture Principle (2nd of 5 Posture Principles by Dr. Steven Weiniger) Q: Which Of These Postures Is Balanced? A: All of them. If you’re posture isn’t balanced you’d fall down! HOWEVER, how well you’re balanced is a... View Article

Walk or Stand?

"Try This" Posture Principle Demos

Try This: Imagine–Would you rather stand perfectly still for 30 minutes or walk for thirty minutes? Physics tells us it takes more work to move an object than to leave it in one place.  So why is it easier to... View Article

Sole Searching

"Try This" Posture Principle Demos

Try This: 1. Look at the bottoms and sides of your shoes. 2. Are they worn the same on both sides? Not wearing evenly? Here’s Why: Like your body, shoe bottoms wear to adapt to the stress of walking unevenly. ... View Article

Don’t Be Cross!

"Try This" Posture Principle Demos

Try This: 1. Cross your arms in front of you. 2. Is your left forearm or right forearm on top? 3. Now, cross your arms with the opposite forearm on top. (Be sure you have a different arm on top... View Article

Mirror Mirror

"Try This" Posture Principle Demos

Try This: 1. Stand in front of a full-length mirror and look at your posture. 2. Lift your left leg and slowly count to 12. 3. Stop the first time you have to put your foot down to balance. 4.... View Article