Posture Treatment in Red Bank, NJ

Do you need help with your Posture? Our Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation office offers Posture help available in Red Bank. If you have bad posture you can benefit from our posture help through chiropractic and see improvements on your posture as well as overall health.

Doctor D.D. Palmer founded chiropractic in 1895 after adjusting a janitor whose hearing was immediately restored. Dr. Palmer found what he called a “vertebrae racked from its normal position.” He described this misalignment as a Subluxation.

A Subluxation is a misalignment of the spine. The posture is the window to the spine. If one’s posture is distorted, then the spine is out of alignment. If the spine is out of alignment then the body is in a state of stress, it will wear down. Each individual wears down differently based on a combination of genetics, history of trauma, spinal distortion, and many other factors. About 85% of all disease is caused by stress. Mechanical stress from postural and spinal distortion is one major component of stress.

Normal Postural Alignment

Posture Figure AIn 1982 Dr. Donald Harrison proposed a normal spinal postural alignment. By 1996 this proposed model was accepted in the scientific literature and published in the renowned medical journal, SPINE. In summary, the front view of the spine and posture should be straight. This alignment allows the body the best opportunity for equal and bilateral muscle effort and maintenance of posture with minimal energy expenditure.

To analyze the spine, the patient stands in what they perceive to be their neutral position. The side view of the spine is based on a symmetrical concept of the head over the shoulders, the shoulders over the pelvis and the pelvis over the knee and ankle. A plum line should be able to be drawn from the ear down and each of the following should be in line from the top down:

  • Ear
  • Shoulder
  • Center of Pelvis
  • Side of Knee
  • Ankle

If these areas are not in line then a postural distortion exists.

Clinical Biomechanics of Posture (CBP)

Clinical Biomechanics of Posture® is a unique procedural system of analysis and treatment of spinal and pelvic abnormalities.

Establishing the precise relationship between a patient’s 3-Dimensional posture and an x-ray is essential before a structurally specific rehabilitation program can be applied.

Correction is achieved with the use of Mirror Image® exercises/stretching and adjustments, as well as 3-Dimensional spine and pelvic traction methods.

Clinical Biomechanics of Posture® goes beyond the resolution of symptoms to achieve as its goal of a structurally normal spine so that the body will be able to return to normal function and performance.

• Clinical Biomechanics of Posture® is based on the concept that structure dictates function

• Correction of postural distortion involves remodeling the spine back to normal series of spinal adjustments using an instrument, exercises, and various forms of ligament traction.

• When the vertebrae and supporting muscles are brought into balance, normal function is restored and further degeneration is prevented

Dr. Dandrea is certified by Clinical Biomechanics of Posture and has taught for CBP intermittently since 1995.

If you or someone you know needs help with posture, please contact us immediately.