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Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam Fillings and Muscle Strength

What Your Dentist May Not Know.

Metal fillings have long been a controversial issue. In some countries metal fillings are banned. One of the issues that we do not hear about often is microgalvanisms. Micro what? A microgalvanism is an electrical current that can derive from a potential metal filling to something as simple as a piece of jewelry.

Amalgam Fillings

In the picture above, we are demonstrating a micro-current passing from an amalgam filling to a wedding band. This was measured with a multi-meter. The multi-meter determined the current to be as strong as 1136 milli-volts. This voltage is equivalent to a AA battery and has the potential of overriding the nervous system’s communication with the muscles.

We know that the nervous system functions at a current of anywhere between -100 mv volts and + 60 mv. Any metal in contact with the body creates an electrical current. The conductor is water (body). This electrical current can sometimes outweigh the current of your nervous system. The final effect is a decrease of communication between your brain, spinal cord and muscles.  As a result, muscles located between two pieces of metal can be in a state of chronic tightness and can sometimes link to loss of balance. Posturology brings light to this issue. By eliminating micro-currents, Posturology helps the body function more optimally.

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Cluster Headaches

Cluster Headaches Resolved in Record Time

Cluster HeadachesThe term “cluster headache” refers to a type of headache that recurs over a period of time. People who have cluster headaches experience an episode one to three times per day during a period of time (the cluster period), which may last from two weeks to three months. People who suffer from cluster headaches get them at the same time each year, such as the spring or fall.
Three months ago Sandye came into our office seeking help for her headache attacks. She remembers her headaches beginning at the age of three and as far as she is concerned, they have affected her life almost every day. Her migraines came into cluster episodes and could last anywhere from a week up to a month. Sandye has tried to take control of the problem by consulting many specialists and neurologists who have prescribed her everything from painkillers (verapamil, zomig) and cortisone shots to help alleviate the symptoms. All have failed! Up to date, Sandye has spent a grand total of $20,000 trying to fix her condition.

Modern neurology provides us with answer. We now know that convergence disorders creates eye strain and fatigue. Could this be linked to cluster headaches? We think so! We also think that there is no coincidence, when the side of the cluster headaches is often associated to the same side of the “weaker” eye.

The aim of our treatment is to address the postural system by stimulating different parts of the body with Posturology tools.
In Sandy’s own words “ Ever since I have seen Annette 3 months ago I have not had a migraine at all, it’s amazing”

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Headaches

Headaches and Convergence

Eye convergence insufficiency is a condition in which the eyes are unable to turn inwards when a person looks at a nearby object. This common eye condition affects approximately 8 out of 10 people worldwide.

We know that the eyes are a direct conduit into the brain and are formed from brain tissue. We also know that convergence disorders creates eye strain and fatigue. Could this be linked to migraines? We think so! The eyes can play a direct role in the occurrence, frequency and types of headaches you get.

We’ve all heard of hand/ eye coordination but rarely do we hear of  body/eye coordination.  Osteopathic lesions and subluxations encountered are often caused by the body adapting to a dysregulated sensor. As such, a convergence defect will immediately result in a homolateral tilting of the shoulder and pelvis.


Two week ago, a patient by the name of Sandye came into Posturepro’s office regarding her constant struggle with headaches. She remembers her headaches beginning at the age of three and as far as she is concerned, they have affected her life almost every day. Today she is a regular at the migraine clinic here in Montreal (Clinique de la migraine de Montréal). Her migraines come in cluster episodes and can last anywhere from a week up to a month.

Sandye has tried to take control of the problem by consulting many specialists and neurologists who have prescribed her everything from painkillers (verapamil, zomig) and cortisone shots to help alleviate the symptoms. All have failed! Up to date, Sandye has spent a grand total of $20,000 trying to fix her condition.

After correcting Sandye’s hypoconvergent eye and posture she has reported being free of headaches and impressive changes have been remarked with her overall convergence.  The aim of our treatment is to “workout” the oculomotor muscles, training both eyes to function symmetrically as opposed to individually.

 

Convergence defects probably account for a great number of idiopathic vertigo, and the fact of having perfect vision in no way eliminates the possibility of having a convergence disorder or heterophoria.  Posturologists are trained to identify convergence disorders and can cure up to 85% of migraines in just one consultation.

Disturbances of the eye can be divided into two groups. Primary and secondary causes.

Primary causes

  • Cranial traumas
  • Cervical sprains
  • Convulsion
  • Meningitis
  • Meningitic syndromes
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Certain auto immune disease
  • Spinal fractures
  • Fetal distress
  • Congenital hereditary disorders.

Secondary causes

  • Occlusion defects
  • Hepatitis
  • Antidepressants (tricyclic and non tricyclic).

If you are experiencing any of the below symptoms, chances are that until now, you are a victim of an undetected convergence disorder.

  • Travel sickness
  • Headaches
  • Heaviness in head
  • Spinal Strains
  • Single joint pain
  • Short leg
  • Astenia
  • Memory problems
  • Decreased sports performance
  • Dysgraphia
  • Agoraphobia
  • Redness of the eye
  • Personality issues in children
  • Blurred vision
  • Diplopia
  • Epilepsy
  • Difficulty to focus on an object for a long period of time
  • Sensation of sand in eyes

 

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Feet

Postural Insoles: What’s the strory?

Foreword

One of the questions that I often get asked is: why doesn’t my doctor know about this? Most health-care practitioners are trained to treat one body part or condition at a time.

Doctors are trained to prescribe medication to hide or treat symptoms, while unfortunately sometimes ignoring the cause of the pain. Ophthamologists are interested in refraction disorders and in binocular vision disorders. Podiatrists are trained to cast the feet with pads that can go up to 2cm of thickness. Dentists work on the teeth and jaws without considering that the head is connected to a body, physical therapists  palpate, stretch, pull on muscles, completely oblivious to the fact that the sensitivity of a muscle is subservient to the information it is receiving from the voluntary (Pyramidal tracts) and involuntary system (Extrapyramidal system) and Chiropractics manipulates bones and subluxations which are influenced by postural asymmetries and constraints, as such, never really addressing primary subluxations.

Neurophysiology has progressed immensely over the last 100 years.  It is time that specialists realize that it is the relationship between the feet, eyes, jaws, inner ear muscle and skin that constitutes the Postural System.  It must be addressed as a whole!

Basic Principle

Humans are in contact with their environment mainly through their feet. The foot provides vertical stability and can adapt to any ascending or descending equilibrium. Once a compensatory pattern has been present for more than a year, the foot and the tissues (fasciae) of the lower extremity have adapted and are now in that compensatory pattern.


If the information coming from the base of support is uneven, it will have a direct impact on posture, muscle tension, motor output and muscle sensitivity resulting in a pathological postural adjustment that cannot be corrected by only working on a segmental level. The idea that these imbalances can be corrected through exercise, manipulation or palpation is misguided.

The Foot

The foot can decompensate posture in three ways; through the skin (by wearing wedges that are greater than 5mm), through the muscles (the sensitivity of the muscle spindles is affected through the mechanoreceptors), and biomechanically.


An articulacy constrain, such as a slight valgus (pronated) of one foot and a varus (supinated) on the other foot, will cause one side of the pelvis to rotate forward relative to the opposite side, affecting the entire kinetic chain.

The Skin

The skin is the largest organ in the body, it is the first thing that comes into contact with the world and with the ground.  The skin, is globally rich in mechanoreceptors and can relay information back to the CNS regarding pain, stretch, and pressure.  This is how you know whether you are walking on ice or on sand or on a rocky surface.


The skin of the foot just so happens to have a larger receptive field compared to the rest of the body.  It is also equipped with extremely precise skin receptors (mechanoreceptors) that are able to code changes in pressure or length variations up to 1/100th of a mm stretch (ruffini endings).



The Muscles

The muscle spindle is a sensory organ that can code changes in length and stretch and that can recognize variation in tension in the order of 3-24 grams of pressure (Messeiner). The tension of a muscle is under the influence of an voluntary and involuntary system. I think that it is interesting to note that the involuntary system is twice as numerous as the voluntary system and is unable to correct itself by itself, as it responds and executes commands of both voluntary and involuntary systems.  Strengthening exercises will help, but cannot remove the adaptation of the fascias, as such the foot will reinject the disequilibrium through ascending chains.

 

A thick pad greater than 5mm like classic orthotics will sensitize the Golgi receptors (threshold 200 grams) and trigger an inverse myotatic reflex.  This is the reason why the arch lift in classic orthotics increases every year and isto be worn for life.

Whereas a pad less than 3 mm (proprioceptive insoles) will trigger a stimulating effect of the synergetic muscles and modify the activity of the postural chains and balance them. This has been demonstrated by several studies: Magnusson-1999, André Deshays-1998, Thoumie- 1996, Diener-1984, W and Ching-1997

Postural Insoles: What’s the story?

The first thing you need to know is that researchers in Europe (Bourdiol, Bricot, Janin, Roll) have demonstrated that the skin of the foot reacts to different frequencies,  meaning that they were able to induce either a reflex and/or movement in an individual simply by stimulating the skin of the foot with a 90 Hertz frequency. This study was published in 1999 and it is from this very study that the postural insoles were born.

 

The postural insoles act on the skin, on the muscle and are bioenergetic. The postural insoles, contrary to classical insoles, do not aim to tilt the osseous bodies, rather, they trigger a stimulating effect of the flexor chains through reflex pathways.

Conclusion

Because the recalibration tools work with the nervous system, the speed at which the changes occur are very quick. We can see changes in alignment, stability and pain reduction up to 90% in the first consultation. Impressive results have also been seen in the case of serious neurological conditions such as strokes, multiple sclerosis, Parkison’s Disease, Cavernous Angioma and Cerebral Palsy.   We believe the body to be one unit. We also believe that treating any one part of the body without looking at the system as a whole would be an ineffective strategy.
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Birthing Process

Early Humans for Kids

The stages of life start from birth. It is this critical period in a child’s life that will set the stones for the rest of their lives.  The first step is the birthing process.

A mother who experiences difficulty at birth puts her newborn at risk of the possibility of the its head being molded unevenly while passing through the birth canal. Today, 75% of children are born with a misalignment of the eye axis. 

For newborns, having a head that is molded unevenly will have an impact on the entire cranium. This will in turn affect the eye level and the information being processed by the central nervous system (CNS).

If the CNS cannot harmoniously process sensory information from the environment (Exterocetive) to the body (Proprioception), the psychological construction of antigravitational posture of walking will be threatened, as well as the development of cognitive functions.

In children, a descending Postural Disequilibrium observed in the growth period is linked to many pathologies. A postural shift existing before the age of 16 ½ will engender an asymmetry of pressure in the lower limbs resulting in a true Leg Length Discrepancy.

What can be the main cause of birthing complications?

The answer is: an asymmetry of the mother’s pelvis.

I have treated many cases of young children that show signs of Postural Deficiencies affecting their posture and cognitive disorders. GP’s should take note of the affect of the birthing process on the child’s development.

In children, after the acquisition of upright posture and bi pedal walking, Postural Deficiency may occur by the impairment of spatial reference. This decreases referential vision in reference to proprioception to ensure balanced development of the posture of the body. Later, in the adolescence, these symptoms will manifest themselves through musculoskeletal disorders (scoliosis, back pain, etc).

How can an uneven head affect cognition?

It is usually during school years that disorders such as, ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, hyperactivity, loss of interest, and attention deficit disorder, will appear.

•25% of all students cannot read due to vision skills deficits. ~ National PTA, 1999
•66% of illiterate adults cannot read due to vision skills deficits. ~ National Center on Adult Literacy
•70% of juvenile delinquents cannot read due to vision skills deficits. ~ CA Youth Authority, 1989
•90% of prison inmates cannot read due to vision skills deficits. ~ Folsom Prison Study
•Poor “basic skills” cost businesses sixty billion per year. ~ National Institute for Literacy

How can an uneven head affect sport performance?

Gravity forces of the foot act directly through aligned joints affecting the leg, hip and back.  As such an articulacy constrain, such as a slight valgus (pronated) of one foot and a varus (supinated) on the other foot, will cause one side of the pelvis to rotate forward relative to the opposite side. In time  these asymmetries will impact sport performance. The chance of injury is therefore increased. Addressing postural deficiencies is the only solution.

•Knee injury
•Herniated disk DDD
•Lower back pain  ~constitutes the third biggest health bill item in North America
•Coxarthrosis (exposure of the femoral head)
•Hip pain

Conclusion

Although your child is perfectly healthy today, if you had birthing complications, chances are that problems may occur in later stages of life. The most important period of Ontogenesis is between the age of 0-9 months.

Solution

Address the mother’s pelvis before she gives birth. This will prevent the child head from passing through the canal asymmetrically and therefore prevent the newborn from being a victim of postural deficiencies from birth.

For a list of Posturologists near you or for more information please contact us at 877.315.8489 or info@posturepro.ca

 

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Oculocephalogyric

Can scars affect your posture?

We live in this fast changing world where plastic surgery has become a trend, where procedures, such as liposuction, breast enlargements and face-lifts have become somewhat of the norm. Although these techniques can make you look and feel skinnier, younger, and prettier, they are only masking the effects and decompensation on the postural system.

Health and youth depend on how well you age. In order to age well, your postural system must be aging at the same rate. In other words, the faster your postural system ages, the faster your body will age.

Scars, for example, play an important role in pain management and biological aging. Scars can also be the cause of further compensation on top of an overcompensated body.

Why?

The skin is the largest organ in the body. It is equipped with very precise mechanoreceptors that can relay information instantaneously back to the CNS regarding pain, pressure, and stretching.

Skin mechnoreceptors
A surgical scar that never fully heals can become pathological and eventually override the CNS’s communication with the muscular system. Because of the way we are neurologically wired depending on where the scar is located, it can either have an inhibitory or contraction effect, and it can even promote weight gain.

How?

A scar can decompensate posture through different neurological highways. A pathological scar located on the neck can affect the jaw position, create tightness in the neck and deceompensate eye muscles (convergence).

Oculocephalogyric

A scar on the chest can bring about a forward displacement of one’s center of gravity. It can also affect shoulder flexion and overall muscular strength.

 

Scars on the chest

A scar from a C-section can cause metabolic dysregulation. The brushing of the clothes on the abdomen and scar causes a constant adrenalin secretion which may produce diverse side effects ranging from dystonia, spasmophilia, obesity, hypertension and orthostatic hypotension.

Scars and C-section

Solution

1. If the subject has a pathological scar, the first step is to reprogram the posture.

2. Once the postural is reprogrammed, essential oils should be applied to the scars three times a week (oils made up of helichrysum, rosewood, lavender aspic, and peppermint). The goal is to make the scar less hypertrophic and retracted by pinching, pulling and kneading part of the scar. Certain anesthetic creams can be used if the scar is too sensitive (Emla pomade).

3. Infra red laser treatment can also be used twice a week for the first six weeks of treatment, followed by once a week for the period of a year.

Conclusion

Pathological scars present an obstacle to reprogramming posture, but also to all other therapies, including reflexive therapies.  They may be the root to a wide range of pathologies and often a third factor allowing for the surfacing of chronic symptoms.

For more information about scars and how they affect the postural system, please contact us at 1-877-315-8489

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Cavernous Angioma

Optimizing Neurological Input

There are several areas in the brain that work together to coordinate movement and maintain body balance. This complex system relies on optimal performance in each component to enable someone to control his or her motor skills efficiently. If the cerebellum, for example, is damaged, a person may not be able to stand upright, especially with feet closed and eyes together. The cerebellum is mainly responsible for motor control, as well as coordination, balance, and posture. Any disease that affects the cerebellum can affect someone’s ability to walk properly and/or stand without falling over.

At Posturepro, we treated a patient with a condition called cavernous angioma. Cavernous angioma is characterized by malformations of blood vessels in the brain. These malformations are at risk of rupturing and causing hemorrhages in the brain. Surgery is most often recommended when the hemorrhages occur near or within the brainstem since the area is full of cranial nerves that are essential for motor skill.

Brain surgery involves many risks. Since the brain controls our voluntary and involuntary functions, any defect can dramatically affect our lives. After brain surgery, many patients are left with the inability to speak, see, or hear. Others develop motor or sensory disabilities or sometimes the inability to walk unassisted. Surgery for cavernous angioma, for example, is only recommended if the side effects of the malformation or hemorrhage outweigh the side effects that could result from surgery.
If a surgery is successful and does not cause any further side effects, the patient is still at risk of losing their balance. In Posturology, we understand that the skin plays a vital role in our postural balance. A scar left untreated on the skull can affect the jaw and eye and neck muscles causing further postural decompensation and instability.

Our patient, with cavernous angioma, came to see us for his instability issues. As a result of his condition, the patient was unable to stay in a balanced upright position or walk without swaying. After postural corrections we were able to see a notable difference in his stability and balance. By treating his surgical scar, as well as correcting his feet, eyes, and jaw, we witnessed a remarkable improvement in his ability to stand upright without falling. With the recommended minimum of one year of postural recalibration, our patient may be able to eliminate his instability issues permanently, and hopefully improve his quality of life.

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Asthma

Asthma and First-Rib Blockages

Asthma

Asthma

First rib blockages are extremely frequent and can be a cause of asthma. Many first- rib blockages may have been present at birth. Indeed the techniques used by obstetricians to release the baby’s shoulder could be a cause.Powerful muscles inset into the first rib notably the scalene medius and scalene anterior which insert in the scalene tubercle.

At this level upward forces are powerful compared to those exerted at the level of the intercostal muscle that uphold the ribcage. The first rib inserts on the sternum via the first costal cartilage and it’s head articulates with the dorsal vertebrae. This is the weak point. The slidest disturbance in this hinge zone could effect a subluxation of the first rib.

 

Scalenes

Generally this blockage is accompanied by a C7/T1 blockage with lateral deviation of the vertebral spinous process to the right. If this is not the case, the patient presents an exhalation blockage on the other side.

First-rib-lesion on the right side

 

After-Postural-recalibration

After-Postural-recalibration

First rib lesions scan have a linked effect via the stellate ganglion which branches off towards, esophagus, larynx, thyroid, jugular vein, carotid artery, cranial nerves, and higher formations including epiphysis (which secretes melatonin). Branches of the descending sympathetic chain stem towards the thorax, cardia of the stomach and intra-abdominal viscera.

stellate ganglion

stellate ganglion

The anatomy of the stellate ganglion sheds the light on the semiology of  asthma. Our predecessors infiltrated the stellate ganglion during asthma attacks. Asthma is the common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.

It can be divided into 2 types:
-    Extrinsic: triggered by allergens.
-    Intrinsic: caused by extremes of feelings like laughing, crying, or contact with chemicals like cigarette smoke, aspirin, cleaning agents, or chest infection or exercises.

Either way, where posture comes into play is that breathing and getting air into the lungs is quite a mechanical feat.

The main muscle for breathing, the diaphragm, needs to contract fully to increase the volume of the thoracic cage in order for the lungs to fully fill up. Full contraction of the diaphragm necessitates optimal postural alignment of the thorax, the spine and the pelvis.

Diaphragmatic breathing

Diaphragmatic breathing

So now, imagine an individual with an anterior scapular plane. His shoulders are rounded and his abdominal muscles are shortened. How well do you think he breathes? How much do you think his diaphragm can contract?

Anterior Scapular Plane

Anterior Scapular Plane

I have seen significant change in my clinical work when studying the relationship between asthma and posture. With postural recalibration, as we are able to align the shoulders with the pelvis, we open up the rib cage and make it possible for the diaphragm to fully contract. This leads to an easier breathing cycle and more oxygen for cellular health. The end result is increased energy and vitality.

Neutral Scapular Plane

Neutral Scapular Plane

In summary: Vertigo, palpitation, cephalgias, colitis,  thoracic oppression, shoulder pain and asthma can all be linked to first rib blockages. I believe that, as we focus on the systemic causes and effect of asthma, proper treatment should include global postural reprogrammation in order to increase the mechanical leverage on breathing capacity!

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Xavier and Parkinson’s disease

Posturology reduces the instability of patient living with Parkinson’s Disease

Posturology and Parkinson’s Disease for the last 15 years.

Xavier was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease fifteen years ago. The disease has mainly affected his equilibrium and as a result it has become extremely difficult for Xavier to walk without losing his balance.

Parkinson’s disease primarily affects the brain. It is a disorder characterized by degeneration in the central nervous system. The most visible symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are tremors, shaking and rigidity. Parkinson’s patients are typically described as unstable and slow-moving. The disease is often accompanied by sleeping difficulties and for some, a decrease in quality of life. The disease often becomes an impediment on daily routines and as a result certain patients may suffer from emotional issues.

Parkinson’s is also known to affect postural stability. In time, the disease begins to alter the structure of the body. The tremors, for example, which cause the muscles to continuously contract, increase muscle tone and can eventually cause joint pain. It is common for symptoms to appear on one side of the body therefore creating muscular asymmetries and eventually postural asymmetries.

Xavier came into my office regarding his instability and inability to walk without difficulty. When I first saw Xavier walking, his instability was very obvious. He walked very slowly and difficultly with a cane. He told me about his imbalance and how when he walks he continuously worries about falling over. He pleaded with me to help him with his instability.

I conducted a postural assessment on Xavier and noted several postural asymmetries. Using a podoscope to quantify his pedal stance, It was obvious that he was only putting pressure on the forefoot of his left foot, hence, affecting his gait pattern.

 

Results in one week

A week later and upon Xavier’s second visit the improvement in his walk was obvious. Xavier informed me that he experimented with walking without a cane while at home and determined that he was able to walk without it for several hours without fearing collapse. He no longer appeared to be falling over and is walking quicker and clearly with much more ease.The podoscope revealed increased pressure on the external edge and rear foot: an astonishing improvement!

 

Xavier told me how everyone close to him has noticed an improvement in his stability and how he hasn’t walked with such ease for over ten years. I will continually be monitoring his improvement and updating this site accordingly.

Please visit our YouTube channel to watch video testimonials by Xavier and another Parkinson’s patient, Diane, who now walks with less pain due to Posturology.

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Medical Conditions & Symptoms : Early Parkinson's Disease Symptoms and Posturology

Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms Significantly Reduced Using Posturology

Medical Conditions & Symptoms : Early Parkinson's Disease Symptoms and Posturology

Medical Conditions & Symptoms : Early Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms and Posturology

Posturology is a practice that is relatively new in North America. It has been practiced in France for many years. The basis of the practice is that our eyes, feet, jaw, and skin all play a role in the positioning of the body. Any imbalances can cause pain, muscular stiffness, and decreased movement efficiency. By correcting these imbalances, the pain that results can be eliminated.

Diane, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, came to see me regarding the pain in her feet that has resulted from her condition. After conducting a postural assessment, I determined that there were several postural imbalances that if corrected could lessen or eliminate her pain.

Diane left my office in tears, shocked by the decrease in pain that occurred in just one session. A tearful phone call came the following morning, and a dancing Diane came into my office two days later.
Generally, my patients have sought help from multiple doctors without seeing any results. They have wasted their time and money on techniques and prescriptions that do not seem to help.

I treated Diane using eye exercises, postural insoles, and addressing her pathological scar and was able to decrease her pain by over 50%. I know that posturology is effective in eliminating pain and I know that we can help many people.

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