Posture Therapy

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What is Postural Therapy

Posture alignment therapy is based on the premise that the human body has a functional standing anatomical position in which the ankles, knees, hips and shoulders are stacked vertically and horizontally. It’s individualized in that it looks at “each” individual’s posture to see how their body is currently positioned. If something appears out of alignment (one hip higher, feet externally rotated, forward head position) these deviations from the norm create muscular imbalances which in turn create inflexibility, reduced strength, improper gait, and ultimately pain and injury. At Aligned Fitness we prescribe individualized corrective exercises designed to move the bones back to their functional position. Pictures and videos of your individualized exercise menu sequence are then prescribed for practice at home.

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Now offering remote sessions

Click HERE to find out what you will need for your remote posture therapy session. Please see the Fees/Forms/FAQ's page for more specific details and instructions regarding the initial appointment.

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Corporate Wellness Classes

Offering wellness classes to assess how your alignment could be contributing to pain and dysfunction. Learn a variety of functional tests and postural based exercises. We will review breathing techniques, exercises to achieve mobility through the joints, as well as functional biomechanics and movement patterns. No equipment necessary.

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Private sessions

Offering private sessions using the E-Pete software to assess your unique postural alignment. Whether you are recovering from an injury or working to increase performance, we will customize exercises to help you get pain free and achieve optimal function.

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Group Training

Offering onsite and remote group training. Learn to assess your unique posture in a group setting. Learn a series of functional tests and corrective based exercises to achieve optimal mobility, stability and function.

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NOW OFFERING REMOTE SESSIONS

​Contact Aligned Fitness at 408-691-2829 or at to book your remote postural therapy session.

Click HERE to find out what you will need for your remote postural therapy session

Please see the Fees/Forms/FAQ's page for more specific details and instructions regarding the initial appointment.

How does Postural Therapy work?

Postural alignment therapy is based on the premise that the human body has a normal standing anatomical position in which the four load bearing joints (being the ankles, knees, hips & shoulders) line up both vertically and horizontally. It's individualized in the way that it looks at "each" client’s posture to see how the joints are currently positioned. If something appears out of alignment, (examples being: One hip higher, feet externally rotated, protracted shoulders, or a forward head position), these deviations from the norm can create muscular imbalances which then create inflexibility, reduced strength, improper gait, and ultimately pain and injury. At Aligned Fitness, we use sequences of corrective exercises to affect the muscular system in order to move the bones/joints back to their functional position.

What kinds of symptoms does postural therapy treat?

  • Lower back pain, sciatica, hip pain
  • Migraines, headaches, TMJ, stiff neck and shoulder pain
  • Knee pain, Shin splints
  • Sprained or weak ankles, and foot ailments such as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, bunions, achilles pain
  • Arthritis, bursitis and tendonitis
  • Preventive treatment for maintaining optimal musculoskeletal health
  • Specialized programs to optimize athletic performance

What does a typical appointment entail?

  • Postural photos (with gravity lines entered using E-Pete software to indicate which of your load bearing joints may be out of alignment)
  • Gait analysis
  • Functional testing protocols
  • A customized menu of corrective based exercises created in a specific sequence to get your body back to it's optimal alignment
  • A digital copy of the prescribed exercises including detailed descriptions of each exercise, pictures, videos, and individualized sets and reps.​

How does it differ from other modalities?

Postural therapy treats a person’s pain without hands on manipulation which differs from many other types of therapy. Chiropractic, for example, adjusts the body by physically moving bones back to their proper position. Like chiropractic, we attempt to do the same; but understanding that “muscles move bones,” the method we use achieves this by adjusting the length tension relationships of the muscles in order to move the bones back to their neutral position. By influencing both the bone and the musculature surrounding it, the hope is the adjustments will become more permanent. Postural alignment therapy also differs from physical therapy which often treats a symptom once an injury has occurred. What differentiates postural therapy is it does not let the location of the symptom dictate where to begin. Postural therapy takes a “holistic” view of the body and assesses each individual’s alignment from head to toe to find the underlying dysfunction that may contribute to the pain symptom. By treating the cause (muscular imbalances and improper loading of the joints) we can reduce both current and future pain symptoms.

How does Postural Therapy work?

Postural alignment therapy is based on the premise that the human body has a normal standing anatomical position in which the four load bearing joints (being the ankles, knees, hips & shoulders) line up both vertically and horizontally. It's individualized in the way that it looks at "each" client’s posture to see how the joints are currently positioned. If something appears out of alignment, (examples being: One hip higher, feet externally rotated, protracted shoulders, or a forward head position), these deviations from the norm can create muscular imbalances which then create inflexibility, reduced strength, improper gait, and ultimately pain and injury. At Aligned Fitness, we use sequences of corrective exercises to affect the muscular system in order to move the bones/joints back to their functional position.

What kinds of symptoms does postural therapy treat?

  • Lower back pain, sciatica, hip pain
  • Migraines, headaches, TMJ, stiff neck and shoulder pain
  • Knee pain, Shin splints
  • Sprained or weak ankles, and foot ailments such as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, bunions, achilles pain
  • Arthritis, bursitis and tendonitis
  • Preventive treatment for maintaining optimal musculoskeletal health
  • Specialized programs to optimize athletic performance

What does a typical appointment entail?

  • Postural photos (with gravity lines entered using E-Pete software to indicate which of your load bearing joints may be out of alignment)
  • Gait analysis
  • Functional testing protocols
  • A customized menu of corrective based exercises created in a specific sequence to get your body back to it's optimal alignment
  • A digital copy of the prescribed exercises including detailed descriptions of each exercise, pictures, videos, and individualized sets and reps.​

How does it differ from other modalities?

Postural therapy treats a person’s pain without hands on manipulation which differs from many other types of therapy. Chiropractic, for example, adjusts the body by physically moving bones back to their proper position. Like chiropractic, we attempt to do the same; but understanding that “muscles move bones,” the method we use achieves this by adjusting the length tension relationships of the muscles in order to move the bones back to their neutral position. By influencing both the bone and the musculature surrounding it, the hope is the adjustments will become more permanent. Postural alignment therapy also differs from physical therapy which often treats a symptom once an injury has occurred. What differentiates postural therapy is it does not let the location of the symptom dictate where to begin. Postural therapy takes a “holistic” view of the body and assesses each individual’s alignment from head to toe to find the underlying dysfunction that may contribute to the pain symptom. By treating the cause (muscular imbalances and improper loading of the joints) we can reduce both current and future pain symptoms.