Posturology is the study of the postural system and is based on neurophysiology.
The body has phasic and tonic muscles, both are under the control of the central nervous system (brain). Phasic muscles are responsible for voluntary movements. Tonic muscles are responsible for your posture / position, this tone / tension is involuntary. The tonic muscles tone is sometimes uneven from side to side and creates postural asymmetries. These imbalances can cause pain, tightness, motion sickness, and cognitive problems, as learning is linked to the perception of space.
Since the tone of the tonic muscles are controlled by the brain, based on the information the brain gets from the body. The information that the body relays to the brain comes mainly from the eyes and feet, but also from sensory muscles.
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Feet have fine pressure sensors which provide information to the brain about heat, cold, foot position and weight distribution. Foot dysfunctions are addressed by using a Neurostab chip that can be placed on an insole (not an orthotic) that stimulates nerve cells located in the arch of the foot that connects with the central nervous system which controls the muscular chains that are responsible for balance and gait.
Common Feet dysfunction symptoms:
Pain in the lower body from the lower back down to the feet, pain starts after getting out of bed.
Eyes give the brain information about the body's position via the retinas. It is with this information that the eyes positions the body relative to the horizon.
The brain receives information from the eye muscles on how the eye's position is in the eye socket. Dysfunctions are addressed by using Auricular Therapy as well as take home eye exercises.
Common Eye dysfunction symptoms:
Headaches, migraine, difficulty concentrating, pain that starts towards the end of the day, problems with balance, depression.
The Manducatory System (jaws, teeth, tongue) An evaluation of the Manducatory system and the mechanics of the jaw are done. The eyes and the jaw share nerve fibers, so the jaw can affect your eyes and their muscles. This system is addressed by using Auricular Therapy and in extreme cases a referral to an orthodontist is needed.
Common Manducatory dysfunction symptoms:
Body aches and tightness in the middle of the night as well as in the morning before getting out of bed, headaches, jaw pain, insomnia, whiplash, Neck and shoulder pain / tightness and heaviness, frozen shoulder, facial asymmetries.
Vestibular System (inner ear) provides information to the brain not only about the body's posture but also the position and movements of the head. It is through this system that the eyes are stabilized when the head is moving and also for adjusting neck and body muscle tone during movements. Auriculotherapy is used to address this system.
Common Vestibular system dysfunction symptoms:
Dizziness, motion sickness, balance problems, instability, vertigo