New Research Connects Breathing & Postural Sway

New Research Connects Breathing & Postural Sway

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Written by Dr. Deane Studer, DC ~ Vernon Chiropractor

Posture is an intricate and coordinated balancing act that is infinitely monitored, adjusted, and modified every second you are standing.  Standing up-right with balance also requires neurological information from visual, vestibular, and proprioceptive input.  This information is sent to the brain, the master computer, that interprets all this information.  The central nervous system calculates where we are in space and what must be done in order to maintain it.

Recent studies have demonstrated that postural sway can determine how your balance and strength relate to your ability to breathe.  When your eyes are closed, people tend to sway forwards-backward when brain function is impaired due to brain damage as in the case of stroke patients, researchers observed.

Chiropractic adjustments in Vernon correct faulty or sensory-motor errors being fed into your brain’s computer.  Therapeutically, chiropractic can improve or enhance the body's perception of being aligned - head-torso-pelvis-feet vertically balanced.

Manor, B. D., Hu, K., Peng, C. K., Lipsitz, L. A., & Novak, V. (2012). Postturo-respiratory synchronization: Effects of aging and stroke. Gait & Posture, 36(2), 254-9. doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2012.03.002. Retrieved from


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