Precise and Efficient Corrections Based on a Detailed Evaluation

A highly detailed posture assessment is essential to see all factors involved in a person’s pain or poor levels of function.

Posture gives a skilled practitioner clues as to the condition of muscles, joints and body organs.


A- Which muscles are more shortened and contracting-These require massage therapy and stretching

B- Which muscles are lengthened and “shut off”- These require stimulation to activate properly

C- Which muscles are more lengthened but still contracting- These require massage therapy but NO stretching


A posture shift to one side may increase weight bearing to the S-I joint, hip, knee and foot on one side more than the other. Add this joint compression to the repetitive movements of daily activity over weeks, months, or years and joint inflammation would be expected.

A postural bend to one side will increase pressure on the joints of one side of the spine, creating potential for increased pain in the spine and associated muscles.

Body Organs

A slumping posture presses the entire ribcage down on the colon (large intestine) Add a posture tilt down on one side could have the ribcage also pressing down on the
stomach on the left or the liver on the right.

Many sources of pain, movement dysfunction, and various health problems can be detected by a thorough posture evaluation charted by a competent therapist. Make sure your practitioner addresses these key factors in seeing the whole picture of your condition, and knows how to use them in designing your therapy plan.