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Why Postural Therapy

Why Postural Therapy


Many people around the world are familiar with Pete Egoscue and his revolutionary method for resolving musculoskeletal pain without drugs or surgery. Correcting your posture with an Egoscue Certified Postural Alignment Specialist will allow you to live the life you want to live and continue the activities you love to do, pain free! I believe that your chronic pain is not due to your age, genetics, past injuries, or activities that you do. I believe you are in pain because you have lost proper postural alignment. Jack Nicklaus, the famous golfer, many other professional athletes, and thousands of other people seeking relief from chronic pain have changed their lives with Egoscue posture therapy. Posture therapy improves musculoskeletal function by facilitating the body’s own mechanics and returning posture and movement to a healthy and functional state. It is not physical therapy, massage, or chiropractic.

What is Postural Therapy?

Get to the root cause of your pain or injury through Postural Alignment Therapy. Return your body to proper alignment, function, and balance all without drugs, surgery, or manipulation, allowing you to live pain free! Posture therapy is a non-medical approach to improving musculoskeletal function. The site of your pain is most likely not the source of your pain.

What to expect at your visits with Lisa...

The initial visit will last 90 minutes and includes posture alignment evaluation with photos, a custom E-cise menu built for you, to address your particular issues and pain, and step-by- step guidance through your complete menu, with the goal of getting started toward a more functional posture and less pain. Follow-up visits include evaluating progress, adjusting E-cise menu as needed to facilitate further improvement, and follow up photos as necessary. Optimally, follow-up visits are every 1-2 weeks until your goals are met. Some clients may find they have reached the relief and improvement they are seeking within a few visits, and just need a maintenance visit every once in a while after that. Others prefer to continue on a regular basis over time.

You can expect a full evaluation of your posture by a Posture Alignment Specialist and Egoscue University® Certified Practitioner. At the initial visit, Lisa will review your medical history with you, take photos of you (front, back, side views) to help assess your posture and imbalances and generate an E-cise menu specific to you and your needs. Each E-cise is a specific movement, stretch, or position, designed to strengthen or stretch particular muscles and ultimately re-align load bearing joints to a functional position and posture.

You can expect professional, courteous attention and friendly guidance from someone who understands what musculoskeletal dysfunction — and relief from that dysfunction — feel like. At your visit, once your menu is established, you will be asked to work through your particular menu exercises and this requires physical movement; however, Lisa, the Posture Alignment Specialist and Egoscue University® Certified Practitioner, will not perform any type of massage, chiropractic adjustment, or physical manipulation, except to help you slightly adjust your stance, posture, or position while doing your E-cises.

Please note that posture therapy is based on a framework of personal responsibility. It is up to you to do the recommended exercises. The exercises are effective, but only if you do them!

The role of the Posture Alignment Specialist is to help you identify the underlying imbalance which causes the pain, and to provide you individualized guidance and E-cise menus to address these imbalances. Your personal dedication to doing your menu every day is central to your success. Dysfunction develops over time, and takes time to resolve. Each menu is designed to be done daily while symptoms persist, and for maintenance as needed thereafter. Most menus can be completed within 30 minutes each day, though there are some exceptions.

We do not bill insurance for these or any other services at Lisa Hiller Fitlife, LLC. Payment is due at time of service. All pricing is subject to change at any time.