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Benefits of Postural Assessment, Therapeutic Pilates and Massage

Posture is not static.  

It is dynamic and the sum total of our lifetime postural habits and our daily stresses which are expressed in our bodies as chronic tension, muscle strength and weakness and postural imbalances.  Postural Assessment, Therapeutic Touch, and Corrective Movement/Therapeutic Pilates can help relieve chronic tension, promote deep relaxation, enhance self-awareness and improve posture.

Postural Assessment can provide a variety of benefits for the client and the therapist.

  • educating client about postural distortions, showing which muscles are stressed and over-lengthened
  • explaining visually and logically the causes of muscle pain. 
  • Postural Assessment can present clients with customized treatment plans and record and document the client's postural changes. 
  • Assessment starts Where You Stand...your feet...and moves progressivly up the body and helps me gather objective information about what kind of exercises will be most effective for your needs.

Therapeutic Pilates is grounded in the moving body.

  • It addresses the whole person - not just an injury or symptom.  
  • encourages you to take an active role in your physical improvement.  You'll be asked to learn and engage in new ways of moving and listening to your body, and of taking care of yourself. 
  • You will also learn the skills you need to maintain your gains once a program has ended. 

Massage Therapy is an effective tool for managing stress and improving your health.

  • it addresses postural imbalances
  • increases joint flexibility and range of motion.
  • promotes tissue regeneration
  • enhances energy and alertness, reduces stress, improves concentration
  • reduces overall muscle pain and tension.

By combining these complementary therapies, Where You Stand offers personalized sessions that honor your unique needs while facilitating rejuvenation and balance for your whole being.

The Postural Recovery sessions begin with Postural Assessment/Body Reading of skeletal and soft tissue relationships, taking of client history, and movement screen.  The following four sessions address the body through an individualized strategy. The final session is a Reassessment of Posture and an integration of the previous 4 with specific take away movements for the client to put in their personal tool box and "move on".

Checking back on a monthly basis is encouraged as conditioned movement patterns are hard to break and corrective movement reminders can be helpful along the way.  The goal is to help you help yourself.