Good posture is about more than appearance. Proper posture supports good health and helps you prevent unnecessary stress on your joints, muscles, and spine.
When you have good posture, your skeleton effectively supports the weight of your body against gravity as you stand, sit, and lie down.
When you have poor posture, your skeleton isn’t performing at its best. This forces other structures like your muscles and spine to work harder to support your body.
Over time, the stress caused by poor posture increases your risk for pain and injury. Zero-gravity postural training is a simple and effective way to improve your posture and enhance your overall health.
What is zero-gravity postural training?
Zero-gravity postural training is a technique that combines the benefits of a short-term zero-gravity environment with postural training to improve strength, flexibility, and balance.
By removing the effects of gravity, zero-gravity postural training allows you to improve your body’s alignment in a stress-free environment. Without the effects of gravity, you can move freely and maximize the benefits of your postural training.
Zero-gravity postural training is especially beneficial for patients who suffer from pain as a result of their poor posture. Zero-gravity postural training minimizes the weight and stress put on injured areas, allowing you to recover and improve your posture more effectively.
How does zero-gravity postural training work?
Your physical therapist performs zero-gravity postural training by having you lay on a zero-gravity bed. The bed is adjusted to minimize the pressure on your body.
Your physical therapist then guides you through several therapeutic exercises that help activate and strengthen certain muscle groups.
Who needs zero-gravity postural training?
Although good posture is essential to good health, most people don’t have an ideal posture. Zero-gravity postural training is appropriate for anyone looking to reap the benefits of proper body alignment.
Zero-gravity postural training is also an effective treatment for patients suffering from the consequences of poor posture, like:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Back pain
Zero-gravity postural training is a simple way to improve your health and avoid strains on your muscles, joints, and spine.
To learn more about the benefits of zero-gravity postural training, call High Line Rehab PT today or schedule your appointment online.