Why is my Balance and Posture Bad?
It is medically accepted that our ability to maintain an upright stance is achieved by feedback mechanisms that generate an appropriate corrective torque based on body-sway motion detected primarily by visual, vestibular, and proprioceptive sensory systems. Because orientation information from the various senses is not always available (eyes closed) or accurate (compliant support surface), the postural control system must somehow adjust to be able to stand in a wide variety of environmental conditions.
This is what we know of how your brain processes information from your body.
If you stand on a firm surface:
70% of your balance is from the body, (somatosensory)
20% of your balance is from the vestibular system
10% of your balance is from the eyes
Things change when you are on a perturbed or an unstable surface like an Air Ex balance pad.
70% of your balance is from the vestibular system
20% of your balance is from the eyes
10% of your balance is from the body, (somatosensory)
Life happens. So, do accidents. Whiplash association disorders, (WAD) and Concussion are common occurrences.
Notice a similarity between these two conditions? It’s all perceived within the skull whether you injure your brain or somewhere in the spine.
The bad news is if you don’t rehabilitate these injuries, the above symptoms continue, arthritis develops in affected spinal joints and neurodegenerative disease like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s become more of a risk.
My “tool box” consists of a variety of physical therapies, (chiropractic, neuro rehabilitation and laser therapy). The good news is we have a “playground south of your skull” to rehabilitate these injuries caused by a physical event. Call our office at 480-951-5006 or schedule your appointment here if you or a loved one has been injured. We offer a variety of treatment approaches.
Treating the root cause of your condition, not just your symptoms, is the fastest way to recovery and is the best way to obtain optimal health and wellness.