Neurosomatic Therapy and Breathing Difficulties
You may not think that breath and posture are related. But a close observation of a person with chronically poor posture reveals how much the misalignment of the spine can affect the function of the breathing apparatuses in the chest cavity. By correcting postural distortions, Neurosomatic Therapy allows the body to heal and return to full functionality of the lungs and diaphragm.
Posture and Breathing Trouble
Think of your favorite teenager, likely sitting on the floor, stooped over whatever electronic devise is all the rage these days. His ribs don't have room to move to allow the lungs to expand. His diaphragm muscle is restricted from full range of motion as well. Now, this may not seem like a big issue for that teenager, after all, he'll jump up and run to batting practice soon. But over time, chronic bad posture can make these restrictions to the breathing organs nearly permanent. Years of sitting at desks, in cars, on the couch, slumped down all add up to a reduced lung capacity which affects every part of life.
Increase Lung Capacity and Efficiency
Postural correction through Neurosomatic Therapy addresses sources of breathing trouble that are considered "structural" as well as purely muscular issues. Postures where a spinal curvature, or Scoliosis, has developed can make breathing more difficult. If this postural distortion is allowed to continue, the likelihood that the difficulty will become worse is very high. On the other hand, correcting the posture and the curvature of the spine can restore mobility and function to the lungs, ribs, and diaphragm. There may be many contributing factors to trouble breathing. Recognizing postural imbalance, which muscles are involved, and applying treatment techniques to normalize the imbalance are vital to restoring functionality. Neurosomatic Therapy takes a systematic, measurable and efficient approach to postural balance.
Yogi Berra might have said it best - "You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going because you might not get there." Or, as we say "You can't hit a target that you can't see". The basis of Neurosomatic Therapy is an extensive evaluation of posture and a deep understanding about consequences for the body when it deviates from a balanced posture. The combination of these two facets of our work is a powerful tool in alleviating pain.