Reposturing Specialist

Vitality Center San Mateo -  - Wellness Center

Vitality Center San Mateo

Wellness Center located in San Mateo, CA

Your posture is not something you think about often unless you experience back or neck pain. If you experience pain that doesn’t go away, you may benefit from reposturing. At Vitality Center San Mateo in San Mateo, California, Aaron Parnell offers transformative reposturing therapy to help correct posture issues that may be inhibiting your quality of life. To learn more, call the office or book an appointment now.

Reposturing Q & A

What is posture?

Posture is the position you use to hold up your body when you are standing or sitting. When you have good posture, it means that your spine and muscles are in perfect alignment and harmony. 

Your spine has three natural curves that are supported by your posture. Posture is an involuntary activity because your muscles do the work without you having to think about it consciously. 

There are two types of posture:

  • Static posture: how you carry and hold yourself when you are at rest, such as sitting, standing, or sleeping
  • Dynamic posture: how you carry yourself during movement, such as walking, jumping, and running 

Why is good posture important?

Without your muscles helping you achieve good posture, you would collapse under the pull of gravity. Other reasons that good posture is important are:

  • Reduces stress on spinal joint ligaments, which reduces your potential for injury
  • Optimizes muscle efficiency
  • Prevents muscle strain
  • Ensures proper bone and joint alignment
  • Cuts down on joint degeneration 

In addition, good posture ensures you’re using your muscles correctly.

What happens if I don’t have good posture?

There are several possible causes for poor posture, such as:

  • Stress
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Ill-fitting shoes
  • Weak muscles
  • Excessively tight muscles
  • Lack of ergonomic working environment

Over time, poor posture can harm your health and cause any of the following problems:

  • Fatigue
  • Poor circulation
  • Irritability
  • Jaw pain
  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Joint pain 
  • Reduced flexibility

Your dedicated providers at Vitality Center San Mateo offer a comprehensive posture assessment to determine if you can benefit from reposturing.

What is reposturing?

Reposturing is a body movement protocol that relieves pain associated with posture by correcting misalignments and imbalances. Developed by Vitality Center San Mateo’s own Aaron Parnell, reposturing reorients your posture, improves your form, and restores your function.

During your reposturing session, your trained provider works with you to elongate muscles, reduce tension, and restore natural movements and balance to your entire body. 

To learn more about this life-changing pain elimination method, call the office or book conveniently online today.