Science has shown that good posture allows the body to function and perform optimally. More precisely, a study published in the American Journal of Pain Management (1994, 4: 36-39) revealed that posture affects and moderates every physiologic function from breathing to hormonal production. Spinal pain, headache, mood, blood pressure, pulse and lung capacity are among the functions most easily influenced by posture.
Biomechanics is the study of the body’s mechanical functions and the scientific basis on which postural alignment is based. Bad posture implies misalignment and deviations which are caused by muscle imbalances or asymmetries. Some muscles are stronger on one side, weaker on the other, and therefore the body compensates causing pressures on the spine, nerves and internal organs and muscle tension.
A number of causes may be at the origin of muscle imbalances; our day to day habits and movements at work, sports, past and present injuries, obesity and other.
Biotonix system assesses and pin points these postural deviations, and in function of these prescribes a corrective exercise program. This tailored program is designed to correct muscular imbalances, decrease compression forces (cervical and lumbar), and maximize the center of gravity. The aim is to strengthen weak muscles and stretch tight muscles. The Company is also developing novel products, to be designed in function of the Biotonix postural analysis results.