A new research article investigated the link between "sitting upright" (a concept to be more clearly defined) and psychological state:
“Compared to sitting in a slumped position, sitting upright can make you feel more proud after a success, increase your persistence at an unsolvable task, and make you feel more confident in your thoughts,” Dr. Broadbent explained. "Research also suggests that sitting upright can make you feel more alert and enthusiastic, feel less fearful, and have higher self-esteem after a stressful task.”
The clinical practice indeed often shows a strong psychological impact of posture therapy. [...]
Dr. Vera Baadjou (university of Maastricht, the Netherlands) has been granted a prestigious award for a scientific study that was designed and performed in close cooperation with the TIPM and Mrs. Ans Samama: she will receive the Alice G. Brandfonbrener Young Investigator Award at the June 2017 conference of the Performing Arts Medicine Association.
The Presto project aims at measuring the health impact of a prevention program based on the "Mensendieck 3.0 method". The target population consists of conservatory musicians in the Netherlands. The intervention program is compared to a traditional physical activity program.
Participating in such projects shows our commitment to reinforcing the scientific documentation of the mechanisms and benefits of posture therapy.
In 2016 I have been approached by 3 patients that I had never met in person: one in Paris and two in New York. All three suffered musculosekeletal disorders (neck pain, lower back pain and elbow pain respectively). They wanted to be treated by the TIPM Mensendieck therapy but could not travel to Lausanne (Switzerland).
Their medical diagnosis was requested beforehand, and we tried individual treatment by Skype. After a few months, the conclusion is clear: they are now doing well. [...]
I always explain that my job is to teach people how to use their body well. I am well aware that this sounds very abstract at first, so let us see a practical example.
One of my patients recently asked whether he may snowboard during his holidays, despite his bad back (he has seriously damaged lumbar disks, with chronic radiating pain). What are the risks inherent to snowboarding, and the potential damage to his back in view of his condition? [...]
Very few know about the relevance of a good posture in their daily life... until things start going wrong!
My goal on this blog is hence to write about good and bad ways of using your body in your daily activities, and their impact on your health. We will also discuss how to become your own therapist, and how biomechanics and ergonomics can become your best friends, or remain your worst ennemies!
I will post a mix of articles, videos and short news. Feel free to mail me if you have any suggestion, need or comment!
Let's start by a simple definition: what is posture? [...]
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