Posturology is the study of the postural system and of the sensors used to inform your central nervous system about imbalances in your posture. Over the past 25 years, this discipline has dramatically improved our ability to address imbalances in posture.
Neuroscientists have identified two primary sensory receptors responsible for the way your brain organizes posture information.
- The skin of the feet tell your brain where your body is on the ground.
- The eye muscles telegraph the position of the head to your brain.
Unfortunately, many people have feet that do not rest evenly on the ground and eyes that do not track symmetrically. When your feet are uneven on the ground, your entire body will be uneven. Similarly, asymmetrical eye tracking can result in head and shoulder tilts as your brain attempts to keep the eyes on a level plane. These sensory imbalances cause alignment issues with your body.
The central nervous system uses the information from all of these structures and properly set the desired resistance against gravity from the information received from feet and eyes. The goal of Posturology is to give constant information to the body (for a sufficiently period of time) in order for the corporal scheme to be “re-engrammed” until it becomes stable.