What is Postural Recalibration?

Your brain gets information about the environment through sensors such as feet and the eyes to control muscle tone and joint alignment.

A weakened signal hinders this communication and leads to unwanted postural adaptations which can cause pain over time.

Postural Recalibration aims to correct errors at these receptors to balance your body and restore proper function. This unique method improves the signal received by your brain and elicits lasting changes.

Here’s the science on how we elicit these results.

Posturepro Method

Gravity affects everybody — your posture roots in your brain’s perception of the environment to resist this force when you stand upright and move. An aligned body improves a wide range of functions ranging from physical performance to mental acuity, hormonal balance, and optimal movement. Several studies referenced on this page have examined the influence of posture on these systems.

BRAIN-BODY

Muscles respond to the commands of the brain. A brain imbalance leads to a muscle imbalance.

FOOT SENSOR

The weight distribution of your feet changes knee and hip mechanics.

EYE SENSOR

The eye muscles tell your brain where your body is in space.

TMJ

Recent studies have show that the position of the jaw affects our posture.

THE THREE PILLARS

Take a moment to experience the world around you. Look at your surroundings. Feel the floor against your feet. Your perception of the environment roots in an interplay between your brain and your senses. This section simplifies how your nervous system influences your posture and movements.

1.SENSORY INPUT

Everything you see and feel is information captured through sensors such as your eyes or the mechanoreceptors in your feet. These specialized receptors send messages to the processing centers of your brain for analysis. This phase is known as “sensory input.”

2.INTEGRATION PHASE

Your brain then identifies the nature of the message and decides the best course of action, the “integration” phase.

3.MOTOR OUTPUT

The original signal becomes a command sent to your muscles for movement execution, the final “motor output” phase.

The Science – The Feet

The feet are the missing link in most conventional programs. Studies have shown that the skin of our feet is connected to our nervous system and that the brain uses this information for accuracy of movement.

As such, an uneven weight distribution of our feet will affect every joint above it leading to knee pain, lower back pain, and injury.

Studies have that the skin of our feet responds to frequency and texture and that this information contributes to mobility and our stability.

This study published in the journal Neuroscience Letters noted measurable postural sway induced by stimulation of the feet’s receptors.

This study published in the Journal of Physiology found that stimulation of certain muscle tendons of the lower limb caused forward or backward body sway.

This study published in the journal Experimental Brain Research found that asymmetric foot position influenced the postural dynamics of the lower body.

Eyes

Vision contributes to 85% of our total knowledge and our eyes telegraph the position of our head on our shoulders. The eyes are the second element assessed by the Posturepro Method because of their role in our perception of the world.

The muscle of the eyes moves more than 100,000 times a day to scan your surroundings or focus on a specific target. Vision trumps all other senses.

An imbalance in these muscles can cause conditions like ADHD, poor body awareness, lower back pain, and poor posture.

Below is a video of the correction of convergence insufficiency in our Posturepro Programs.

This study published in the Journal of Physiology confirmed that vision influenced the speed and size of postural sway when standing still.

This study published in the Journal of Neuroscience noted that sensory feedback from the eyes is crucial for optimal head posture.

This study published in the journal Brain found that postural instability increased when visual acuity decreased.

This study published in the journal Neuroscience Letters observed improved postural control and stability in elderly subjects after eye exercises.

Jaw

The development of the jaws and all related functions ranging from nasal breathing to chewing, suction, swallowing and phonation, will either put the body in a state of physiologic health or dysfunction.

The alignment of the muscles of the jaws and teeth can have a direct impact on our posture, as the upper and lower segments allow you to connect your anterior and posterior muscular chains.

This study published in the journal Neuroscience Letters noted a strong relationship between the lower jaw bone position and body posture.

This study found that the treatment of the jaw muscles restores the vertical alignment of the head in patients with TMJ disorders.

This study published in the journal Motor Control observed decreased postural stability on an unstable surface in subjects with dental occlusion imbalances.

This study published in the journal PLOS ONE found that the position of the lower jaw bone affected the running pattern symmetry of recreational joggers.

“THERE IS A DIRECT CORRELATION BETWEEN YOUR PAIN, YOUR POSTURE, AND YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE.”

-Annette Verpillot, TEDx Montreal

Scientific Contribution

Annette conducted a pilot study in collaboration with the McGill University School of Physical and Occupational Therapy to examine the influence of the feet on the balance of older adults. This population group is the most at risk of fall-related injuries. The results showed improved postural stability upon stimulation of the feet.

Current research projects seek to validate the clinical benefits of this approach with three other target populations:

-Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, in conjunction with the University of Montreal.

-Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder, in partnership with UQAM 

-Athletes at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte.

What is Postural Recalibration?

Your brain gets information about the environment through sensors such as feet and the eyes to control muscle tone and joint alignment.

A weakened signal hinders this communication and leads to unwanted adaptations such as pain over time.

Postural Recalibration aims to correct errors at these receptors to balance your body and restore proper function. This unique method improves the signal received by your brain and elicits lasting changes.

Here’s the science on how we elicit these results.

Posturepro Method

Gravity affects everybody — your posture roots in your brain’s perception of the environment to resist this force when you stand upright and move.

An aligned body improves a wide range of functions ranging from physical performance to mental acuity, hormonal balance, and optimal movement.

Several studies referenced on this page have examined the influence of posture on these systems.

BRAIN-BODY

Muscles respond to the commands of the brain. A brain imbalance leads to a muscle imbalance.

FOOT SENSOR

The weight distribution of your feet changes knee and hip mechanics.

EYE SENSOR

The eye muscles tell your brain where your body is in space.

TMJ

Recent studies have show that the position of the jaw affects our posture.

THE THREE PILLARS

Take a moment to experience the world around you. Look at your surroundings. Feel the floor against your feet. Your perception of the environment roots in an interplay between your brain and your senses. This section simplifies how your nervous system influences your posture and movements.

1.SENSORY INPUT

Everything you see and feel is information captured through sensors such as your eyes or the mechanoreceptors in your feet. These specialized receptors send messages to the processing centers of your brain for analysis. This phase is known as “sensory input.”  

2.INTEGRATION PHASE

Your brain then identifies the nature of the message and decides the best course of action, the “integration” phase.

3.MOTOR OUTPUT

The original signal becomes a command sent to your muscles for movement execution, the final “motor output” phase.

The Science – The Feet

The feet are the missing link in most conventional programs. Studies have shown that the skin of our feet is connected to our nervous system and that the brain uses this information for accuracy of movement.

As such, an uneven weight distribution of our feet will affect every joint above it leading to knee pain, lower back pain, and injury.

Studies have that the skin of our feet responds to frequency and texture and that this information contributes to mobility and our stability.

This study published in the journal Neuroscience Letters noted measurable postural sway induced by stimulation of the feet’s receptors.

This study published in the Journal of Physiology found that stimulation of certain muscle tendons of the lower limb caused forward or backward body sway.

This study published in the journal Experimental Brain Research found that asymmetric foot position influenced the postural dynamics of the lower body.

Eyes

Vision contributes to 85% of our total knowledge and our eyes telegraph the position of our head on our shoulders. The eyes are the second element assessed by the Posturepro Method because of their role in our perception of the world.

The muscle of the eyes moves more than 100,000 times a day to scan your surroundings or focus on a specific target. Vision trumps all other senses.

An imbalance in these muscles can cause conditions like ADHD, poor body awareness, lower back pain, and poor posture.

Below is a video of the correction of convergence insufficiency in our Posturepro Programs.

This study published in the Journal of Physiology confirmed that vision influenced the speed and size of postural sway when standing still.

This study published in the Journal of Neuroscience noted that sensory feedback from the eyes is crucial for optimal head posture.

This study published in the journal Brain found that postural instability increased when visual acuity decreased.

This study published in the journal Neuroscience Letters observed improved postural control and stability in elderly subjects after eye exercises.

Jaw

The development of the jaws and all related functions ranging from nasal breathing to chewing, suction, swallowing and phonation, will either put the body in a state of physiologic health or dysfunction.

The alignment of the muscles of the jaws and teeth can have a direct impact on our posture, as the upper and lower segments allow you to connect your anterior and posterior muscular chains.

This study published in the journal Neuroscience Letters noted a strong relationship between the lower jaw bone position and body posture.

This study found that the treatment of the jaw muscles restores the vertical alignment of the head in patients with TMJ disorders.

This study published in the journal Motor Control observed decreased postural stability on an unstable surface in subjects with dental occlusion imbalances.

This study published in the journal PLOS ONE found that the position of the lower jaw bone affected the running pattern symmetry of recreational joggers.

“THERE IS A DIRECT CORRELATION BETWEEN YOUR PAIN, YOUR POSTURE, AND YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE.”

-Annette Verpillot, TEDx Montreal

Scientific Contribution

Annette conducted a pilot study in collaboration with the McGill University School of Physical and Occupational Therapy to examine the influence of the feet on the balance of older adults. This population group is the most at risk of fall-related injuries. The results showed improved postural stability upon stimulation of the feet.

Current research projects seek to validate the clinical benefits of this approach with three other target populations:

-Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, in conjunction with the University of Montreal.

-Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder, in partnership with UQAM 

-Athletes at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte.

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