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Posturology and the Basis of it's Science

Posturology is the scientific study of human balance and alignment within the Earth's
gravitational field. Developed over the last thirty years in Europe by various researchers and in the United States principally by Paul St. John, some very basic facts of human life we all have taken for granted give rise to this new science.
On Planet Earth all living beings sit, stand, crawl, walk, run, and lie down within an all
pervasive, down-bearing gravitational field created from the network of spinning planets
here in what we call the Solar System. Whether we are moving about or just standing still in this field, the force of gravity is always bearing down with 32 pounds of weight on each square inch of every human body. If we are pushed by accident just slightly off-balance andwe cannot catch and correct our balance, it's gravity that forces us to the ground.
To live and move most efficiently with the least stress and strain, accidents and injuries,
discomfort and pain, balance must be maintained in every situation and physiological
condition as we negotiate the demands of living.

Conditions for Optimal Human Balance and Pain-free Living

Posturology identifies the important conditions of balance and off-balance for a human being in the symmetry and alignment of the body. To live without discomfort and pain, balance is best maintained by having a body that is symmetrical - close to the same size, shape, and appearance on both sides of the body midline. And a body that is structurally aligned in the front, back, and side positions when viewed against the gravitational reference of plumb and grid lines.
When the structures of the human body are not symmetrical (asymmetrical) or aligned, our posture is distorted and this often gives rise to the pain mechanism of postural
distortion. When our walking or gait pattern is not even and smooth, but tilted or jerky,
this often gives rise to the pain mechanism of dysfunctional biomechanics.

A Valuable Assessment Tool for Neuromuscular Therapy

As a soft tissue pain relief method, Neuromuscular Therapy uses the
valuable discoveries of Posturology as it's basic assessment tool to locate the sources and the causes of the patient's discomfort and pain.
The therapist often finds postural patterns of tilt, rotation, flexion, extension, projection
and obliquity during the initial assessment phase of a Neuromuscular Therapy treatment.
The accompanying painful forces of compression, torque, and shearing in the body
are frequently the basic pain causing factors at work in a pain syndrome. With the other
pain mechanisms of ischemia, trigger points, nerve entrapment and nerve compression
playing secondary roles over time in the natural history of the patient's pain. Often a history
that has gone untreated because the doctor or therapist simply does not look at the patient
in a truly scientific manner.
In Neuromuscular Therapy, we use observation, measurement, and science to help educate
our patients to the sources of their pain. Working together, we then use manual massage
and orthotic corrections to provide relief for the pain disrupting their lives.

Neuromuscular Therapy and Posturology = Integrative Neurosomatic Therapy

Paul St. John's many new discoveries in Posturology have concentrated his practice of
Neuromuscular Therapy and his treatment of pain into a new orientation which he now calls
Integrative Neurosomatic Therapy. See the St. John website online at www.posturology.com
for the technical details of his ongoing research and discoveries.