Postural Neurology is designed to understand, assess and treat posture from the deepest mechanisms that control it. A highly effective treatment plan can be created by observing the nervous system in general, and testing the integration of the specific neurological systems that control upright postural design.
The neurology of posture can be broken down in to seven components:
- Motor System
- Sensory System
- Brainstem (and various components)
- Visual System
- Vestibular System
- Spinal interneurons and peripheral integrations
Postural Neurology allows your osteopath to create a standardised and comprehensive assessment of your posture and the systems that control it with a Brain Based Postural Assessment. And then implement correction with interventions to improve alignment (hands-on osteopathic treatment), and home balance and co-ordination with Brain Based Postural Correction.
Put simply Postural Neurology goes to the core of your problems by addressing the central controlling mechanisms in the brain and offering a brain based corrective solution. It is far more than strengthening weak muscles and restoring length to shortening tight muscles, it is like a software update that removes bugs and allows your system to function more efficiently and smoothly.
In body focused healthcare, posture is a great starting point as most people ‘Get’ posture, and to varying degrees healthcare professionals agree on its high importance to health and wellbeing. Posture and your musculoskeletal framework are the body systems that allow you move and express your life at the deepest level, they also support all other major organ systems and essentially create the basis for their integration. At Head Above Osteopathy we ‘Get’ posture on a level unsurpassed by near peer healthcare providers.
When you present to your osteopath at Head Above elements of Postural Neurology will be applied to your assessment and treatment. If you wish to learn more about this unique and highly effective process of treatment click here to make a booking online.