Blog 2018-04-02T16:52:04+00:00

Dog Posture: Healthy Touch Techniques | Posture Doctor

By | July 12th, 2018|Courses, Doggie Posture|

When I sold my practice in the UK in 2013 and moved back to Canada, one of my goals was to adopt a dog and move to the country. It was a part of my big juicy goal to practice online full-time as a posture doctor.   Because I always try to practice what I preach, I wanted to make sure that I was posturecising daily and spending as much time outdoors as possible.   In 2015, I’d been checking dog adoption sites regularly, when I came across Milo on Speaking of Dogs.   Milo's adoption picture  

Forward Head Posture – Alzheimer’s & Stroke | Posture Doctor

By | June 29th, 2018|Courses, Posture Science, Videos|

Is your forward head posture capable of making you sick?  Rene Cailliet, an American born physician of French ancestry, was one of the pioneers in physical rehabilitation and is well known for his books on musculoskeletal medicine. He says: You can realign your entire body by moving your head ... your head held in a forward position can pull your entire body out of line. He goes on to explain that the vital lung capacity is reduced as much as 30% with forward head posture. Forward head posture also causes compression in the upper neck joints (which causes pain and

Reverse Neck Curve – What Causes a Cervical Kyphosis? | Posture Doctor

By | June 27th, 2018|Courses, Posture Science, Videos|

If you know you have forward head posture and also a hump on the back on your neck, you may benefit from x-ray investigation to rule out a reversed neck curve, also known as cervical kyphosis. When the neck curve kinks the wrong way, it pushes the head forward. With the head pushed forward, the lower spine is more prominent and vulnerable. Some of my posture pupils complain about fatty neck hump and explain that it has a hard bony feel to it. What they are often feeling, is the kinked region of the neck. If this structural deviation has

How To Sleep + Best Mattress In A Box | Posture Doctor

By | May 31st, 2018|Best Products, Ergonomics, Lifestyle|

  Because we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping - actually 28 years, if we live to 84 - it's  important to give some real attention to our sleeping posture.   Here are my Top 6 Sleeping No-Nos:   Do not sleep on your front (prone) Do not sleep on an old mattress (10 years +) Do not use more than one pillow (see video below) Do not sleep in the recovery position Do not sleep in a tight fetal position Do not sleep more than eight hours a night (ideally)   Front Sleeping   When sleeping on your front

Hump Back | Neck Hump, Buffalo Hump, Dowager’s Hump or Kyphosis?

By | April 19th, 2018|Courses, Posture Science, Videos|

There are a lot of euphemisms used in medicine. I find euphemisms, when it comes to our health, patronizing. I think my patients can handle the truth, so I don't intentionally soften my words to ease a diagnosis.   One very common euphemism is to call a neck hump a buffalo hump. I prefer the term neck hump, but they do mean the same thing; except the hump on an actual Buffalo consists of about 70 Ib of muscle used to move snow! The neck humps on humans - if due to a structural change in the neck - consist of

The Neurology of Habits – How Long Does it Take? (Posture Hack #5)

By | March 26th, 2018|Lifestyle, Posture Hacks|

Do you ever feel like you are one of the most un-disciplined people you know? We all feel that way sometimes. I'm so committed to my health and posture, that occasionally I spin out and think I’m a lazy lump for missing even one day of Posturecise; but it wasn't always such a solid habit of mine.   When I was in my teens, I was super active and sporty. When I turned 19, I moved away and went to university and stopped all forms of physical activity – I began drinking on weekends like you do, and barely got

Can I Correct My Posture – The Truth | Posture Hack #4

By | March 19th, 2018|Lifestyle, Posture Hacks|

The question I get asked the most is: How long will it take to correct my posture? The second most common  question: Is it possible to correct my posture? One of my students recently emailed me this question:   Can it really be corrected? I am 31 and just realizing in the last year how bad it is from sitting at a computer for long hours … I feel like I look like one of those drawings of the evolution of man!! Ugh. I need to fix this but how long, realistically, would this take considering how long it likely

Achieving Tasks (Includes Exercise) Must Begin With This | Posture Hack #1

By | March 16th, 2018|Lifestyle, Posture Hacks|

Yesterday I had a mini entrepreneurial breakdown … cue the violins.   You see, I’m a Chiropractor yes but also an entrepreneur. I run the entire Posture Videos  business myself! Well, that is mostly true. I have a videographer who helps me with big projects; a remote IT guy I’ve never met, an accountant in England and Canada and that’s the lot!   By the way, this story is shortly going to relate to my  Top 5 Posture Hacks, so bare with.   The problem with being a creative entrepreneur is that NEW is always attractive. This entrepreneur can suffer boredom, perfectionism,

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