Creating New Habits of Posture

Why is this important? Because most scoliosis cases are idiopathic (of unknown cause), yet their progression stems from a neurological problem with the brain’s control of the spine in response to gravity. The brain incorrectly perceives gravity and misorients the spine. It should tell the spine to straighten, but it doesn’t.

Posture control is an automated, involuntary habit. We don’t think about standing up and resisting gravity. As infants, we keep trying to stand until we can do it without focusing on the task. Similarly, specialized involuntary exercises stop scoliosis because they form postural habits.

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