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#37 Postural Therapy with Roxanne Harley, Egoscue Affiliate

Apr 02, 2021

Roxanne Harley is a posture alignment specialist who practices a postural therapy designed to eliminate chronic pain without drugs or surgery. It focuses on a series of gentle stretches and exercises to correct misalignments in the musculoskeletal system of the body. I met Roxanne as part of an overall wellness assessment I had at Prestige Fitness in Tucson. I walked in thinking I was fine other than a little shoulder pain but quickly realized that my posture had really gotten out of alignment.

Egoscue is a postural therapy designed to eliminate chronic pain without drugs or surgery. It focuses on a series of gentle stretches and exercises to correct misalignments in the musculoskeletal system of the body. This is a conversation with Roxanne and it’s about why posture alignment is important, how we fall out of alignment and how we can heal naturally through posture therapy.
 
TIMELINE HIGHLIGHTS:
0:45 ROXANNE HARLEY INTRODUCTION & BACKGROUND
8:29 THE EGOSCUE METHOD OF CHANGING POSTURE TO ALLEVIATE PAIN
11:46 THE IMPORTANCE OF MOVEMENT
12:09 PHYSICAL FITNESS BETWEEN 50-80 YEARS OLD
14:21 EGOSCUE METHOD HISTORY
21:17 WE ARE DESIGNED TO WALK
23:28 POSTURE ANALYSIS PROCEDURE
27:05 WHAT PAIN IS TELLING YOU
28:01 CASE STUDY – DOLORES (78 YRS OLD)
30:10 CASE STUDY – SUZANNE (40 YRS OLD)
33:48 HOW LONG FOR IMPROVEMENT TO BE SEEN?
36:01 CALMING ASPECTS OF THE EGOSCUE METHOD
37:58 UTILIZING THE SELF-HEALING ASPECTS OF OUR BODY
42:05 MONITORING THE VERTICAL LOAD ON OUR BODIES
44:25 THE DANGER OF INACTIVITY
46:50 HOW RUNNERS CAN IMPROVE THEIR POSTURE
 
KEY TAKEAWAYS:
  • Changing your posture can alleviate pain.
  • Our body loves to walk, it’s one of its favorite things to do.
  • The most important time to be physically fit is between 50-80 years old.
  • Strength, range of motion, and being pain-free are essential to wellness.
EGOSCUE EXERCISES:
 
Connect With Roxanne Harley Online:
Connect with Roxanne on line
Tucsonracquetandfitnessclub.comSearch for “Posture Evaluation”

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