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The Essential Model & Process


Optimal posture equals optimal health — Benefit of postural + spinal care

Healthy upright posture creates an image of youth and vitality, confidence, strength and success. A compensated or distorted posture not only appears unhealthy, but actually causes loss of health. Poor posture causes many of the common pain problems we think we have to live with. It has been said that posture is the window to the spine. That’s because what we see if we look carefully in the mirror is a result of what is happening to the muscles and bones underneath the skin. In reality, posture is the WINDOW TO OUR HEALTH. Researchers and medical experts alike are now beginning to treat posture as an indicator, much like blood pressure can be an indicator of cardiovascular health. The essential process utilizes the latest research, tools, equipment and technology to detect, correct and support postural health and overall wellbeing. Here is just some of the research now building about the importance of Posture:

SPINE 2005

  • “All measures of health status showed significantly poorer scores as C7 plumb line deviation increased”

JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE 2007-Loss of Height Linked to Heart Disease and Early Death

  • “Height loss was associated with a 42% increased risk of coronary events such as heart attacks, even in men who had no history of cardiovascular disease”


  • “Spinal pain, headache, mood, blood pressure, pulse, and lung capacity are among the functions most easily influenced by posture”


  • “Older men and women with hyperkyphotic posture have higher mortality rates”


What to expect on your first visit

Detailed Consult and Exam - an individualized 45 minute assessment, typically for each family member, is focused around a survey of present health concerns and future health goals. The examination focus is mobility, inflammation, neurological and orthopedic function, gait, spinal alignment and presenting posture. Additional tests, if indicated, can include a Precision Posture Analysis, Computerized Nerve Scan and Digital X-Rays.

Unique three phased system of care

Family members (patient and spouse, partner or parents) are first provided a NO CHARGE Patient Report of Findings. This appointment conveys any detected areas of problem from your initial consult and exam, and then relates these findings to your health concerns or goals. Once your questions are answered satisfactorily, and a partnership is agreed, the first session may begin on this same day. Patients begin in any of 3 phases of care, depending on present health status and goals.

Initial Care- Phase I:

  • Addresses areas of inflammation, immobity and pain.

Corrective care- Phase II:

  • Addresses postural faults and spinal misalignments causing or contributing to patients’ loss of health.

Wellness Care Phase III:

  • The most important phase of care. Realignment is re-learned by elastic and soft tissues. Patients with damaged joints, ligaments or muscles are taught to support ideal posture for optimal body function. Rehab exercises and home therapy may be a part of this phase of care.

To illustrate each phase of care, just compare spinal care with dental care. Initial care is like relief of a toothache, Corrective care is like orthodontics or braces for true alignment, while Wellness care is like routine dental care such as brushing, flossing, cleanings and checkups to have healthy teeth last a lifetime.