Improving Posture begins with a Posture Check.
We’re all susceptible to the effects of aging. Why? Because our body spends its entire life fighting the force of gravity, which over a lifetime naturally results in bone and joint breakdown and degeneration.
What if we want to slow and even reverse this natural process? That’s where StrongPosture® comes in; however, the first step is really looking at our body with a posture picture.
Strong Posture Check
Posture assessment is the process of bench-marking the appearance of someone’s posture with a simple photo and then analyzing balance, alignment and motion. This is the crucial first step to improving and strengthening posture.
There are a lot of things you can note on a self-assessment, such as balance points and asymmetries. A professional assessment will go much more in-depth by providing a full analysis of postural observations by each individual PostureZone® (lower extremities, pelvic region, torso and head/neck).
Once you’ve completed your posture assessment, you can begin a program to retrain and strengthen posture.
How to Check Posture
There are 3 ways to check your posture.
- You and Your Camera. Stand Tall and Snap!
- Use the free Posture App by PostureZone® . How do You Stack Up?
- Get a professional posture analysis from a CPEP® posture specialist. They’ll look at your posture and balance, and can recommend a posture program to improve.
It’s important to check your posture regularly. Many people don’t realize how much their lifestyles are affecting their body. A periodic posture picture assessment will reveal changes – good or bad – giving you important feedback for ongoing health.
Dr. Steven Weiniger
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