5-Minute At-Home Posture Test

Stand in front of a full-length mirror with your hands resting at your side.
Close your eyes and march on the spot for 10 seconds.
With eyes still closed, stop marching and center yourself.
Open your eyes and notice the following:

From the front:
Is one shoulder higher than another? Y N
Is one shoulder more forward than the other? Y N
Look at the top of your ears – is one higher than the other? Y N
Look at your belt line – is one hip higher than the other? Y N
Check the sleeves of your shirt – are they uneven? Y N

From the side:
Are your ears in front of your shoulders? Y N
Is the curve of your low back flat? Y N
Is the curve of your low back causing your belly to bulge? Y N

Check the heels and soles of your shoes – are they wearing unevenly? Y N

If you’ve answered “YES” to two (2) or more questions, although you may ‘feel’ balanced, your structure is out of balance. When gradual postural strain adds up from poor sitting/standing, smartphone or work habits, your body position adapts to these poor positions by twisting, hiking up one side of body, or jutting the neck forward.

Your nerve system records and memorizes all the movements of your body, including poor posture habits day-in-and-day out.  These compensations in body position become programmed in your body as your resulting posture.

The Posture test that you just took allows you to see the cumulative consequences of daily stresses on your spine. For some people they can feel the effects by pain in shoulders or back, headaches, tingling in the arms, loss of motion, etc.

Because a properly functioning nerve system is so important in controlling your postural muscles, permanent posture correction involves so much more than simply stretching tight muscles and strengthening weak muscles. Torque Release instrument-based, chiropractic adjustments address the nerve control component of posture correction, in effect helping to re-program the body’s perception of optimal balance and posture.