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Top 10 Effects Of The Forward Head Posture Epidemic

Many people are walking around with a 20 lb bowling ball hanging around their neck. This is
commonly called Forward Head Posture (FHP) which is related to a loss of the normal cervical
curve. This posture syndrome has become epidemic and can cause at least 10 major effects to
overall health. Fortunately there are now cost-effective easy to implement clinical solutions.

Rene Cailliet M.D., famous medical author and former director of the department of physical
medicine and rehabilitation, University of Southern California states, “Head in forward posture can
add up to thirty pounds of abnormal leverage on the cervical spine. This can pull the entire spine
out of alignment. Forward head posture (FHP) may result in the loss of 30% of vital lung capacity."

According to A. I. Kapandji (Physiology of the Joints, Volume III), for every inch your head moves
forwards it gains 10 pounds in weight. This relates to the muscles in the neck and upper back
which have to work harder to keep the head from dropping onto your chest. This also forces the
suboccipital muscles to remain in constant contraction, putting pressure on the suboccipital
nerves. This can cause chronic trigger points and tension headaches.

Top 10 Effects Of The Forward Head Posture Epidemic

1) Increases Neck Pain Disability
2) Contributes to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
3) Postural Cause of Cervicogenic Headaches
4) Chronic Trigger Points in Suboccipital Muscles
5) Causal Factor in TMJ Syndrome
6) Higher Risk of Oseoporotic Fractures
7) Associated With Dizziness and Vestibular Function
8) Reduced Respiratory Function
9) Often Found with Persistent Asthma
10) Higher Mortality Rate Among Elderly


The SpiderTech Postural kinesiology tape application is an amazing simple

rehab tool that improves posture - and patient's can tell the difference
immediately. Using the pre-cut application with a structural protocol the
patient stands in an optimal vertical posture and the tape is stretched slightly
to give mid back support - helping to keep the shoulder blades back simulating
an improved posture.
Combining the SpiderTech Postural and Cervical applications helps hold
adjustments and retrain spinal postural muscles and the nervous system.
Because of the chronic nature of postural distortion, many patients benefit
from repeated SpiderTech applications up to 12 weeks for optimal rehab.
The Postural Spider is applied to the mid back of the patient and may be worn continuously for up to
five days in which the client can exercise and shower. SpiderTech is an innovative functional medicine
approach to modulate pain and myofascial dysfunction through the use of specialized pre-cut
kinesiology tape applications.

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