The forward head posture... How do we fix it?

Forward head posture, not only an aesthetic issue, but a mechanical issue. Which is renowned for causing numerous issues with the human body. 

Did you know? For every inch of forward head posture, the weight of the head on the spine increases by an additional 10 pounds. 

There is a large increase in the amount of people suffering from forward head posture, partly due to society's addiction of mobile phones and prolonged sitting. 

The increased weight, as much as 30 pounds in some cases, causes numerous effects to the body. 

Forward head posture can result in a 30% reduction of vital lung capacity, primarily due to the loss of cervical lordosis (the spinal curve), causing a weakness to a variety of muscles, one of which has the job of lifting the first rib during inhalation. 

Finally, 90% of the brains energy output is used to relate the physical body to gravity, this emphasises the importance of working WITH gravity, and NOT AGAINST it. The more of the brains energy output that is used to regulate posture, results in less being used for other functions such as metabolism, thinking, immune function and many more!

How do we fix it?

Very easy, balance out the muscular tone in your neck and upper back muscles, while increasing the strength of the muscles which have not been able to be utilised. 

Does this apply to you? Contact us for an initial assessment for a member of our team to work the magic!