Posture Science

Posture is the mechanics of a body’sPostureZone Biomechanics

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 and legs).”

[2]Good posture is the stance which is attained “when the joints are not bent and the spine is aligned and not twisted. In this position, a person is thus able to completely and optimally attain balance and proportion of the body mass and framework. Good posture optimizes breathing and affects the circulation.”



Posture Structure: Anatomy 101

The architecture of how muscles, bones, ligaments, and nerves form and control the body when we stand up, sit down or move around.


Posture Function: The 5 Posture Principles

5 Posture Priniciples explain posture and bio-mechanics:

MOTION

BALANCE PATTERNS

COMPENSATION ADAPTATION

These common-sense concepts can help you understand how your body moves and give you insight into how to keep your body moving well so you can age well. These priniciples are from the book Stand Taller~Live Longer, but the concepts are universal- no matter how you look at it, chiropractors, physical therapists, MDs, massage therapists, trainers, posture coaches and everyone else who studies how the body moves agrees with these fundamental principles.