Thank you for providing this information in such a kind and explicit way. It has already helped me. I’ve known all along that I needed to address the source of my problems before I would get results with my other symptoms, and this free information has been just the beginning I ‘ve been looking for. Many, many thanks. Reply
Thank you for providing this information in such a kind and explicit way. It has already helped me. I’ve known all along that I needed to address the source of my problems before I would get results with my other symptoms, and this free information has been just the beginning I ‘ve been looking for.
Many, many thanks.
You’re very, very welcome, boc! The whole system is very much about “getting to your core” on a lot of different levels.
Looks and sounds great! As you already know, the program works for me …..it’s that easy! ALL MY BEST TO YOU.
Thanks Sandy! There is MUCH more to come!
The video was great Dr. Steve. I think you will get a lot of interest from that demo! It was really well spoken and easy to follow.
Very happy to hear, Ryan! And I’m hoping you’re right about it resonating with people. So many people need to hear this simple message.
I’m excited to learn more and feel this is the approach that will help me resolve the problem and not just treat the symptoms. Thanks Dr. Steve
It will definitely “get to your core”, Lori. Glad you’re excited to learn more.
This looks great! How will this program proceed?
Good to hear from you Lynn! There should be a page that pops up when you click on areas of this site telling you it’s a “non-member” page. There you can enter your email to learn more.
Dr.Steve, you’ve got us standing better already so can’t wait to enroll in the full program.
Miss Cynthia, I cannot wait to work more with you! I feel like I know you already.
Great video explanation.
Any time I see someone older who is hunched over, especially if they are using a walker, I immediately correct my posture.
With your coaching course, I intend to use correct posture until I no longer have to remind myself to do so 🙂 I have already seen evidence of progress with just the thought of “pushing away”.
Looking forward to the next video.
Awesome, Beth! The magic happens when the “Intention” becomes the habit.
Thanks for all the info you give for free to improve each and every bodies lives :]
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. Buddha
Great quote, Rick! It’s my pleasure and my purpose to educate, thanks for continuing to spread the word.
Love your clear, well thought-out program. I’m very excited and appreciate your help.
Thank you for your video.
You talk about the forward pervis tilt for the lower cross posture syndrome. What about the posterior pelvis tilt ? Weak and tight muscles are the opposite in the latter so I guess the exercices are not the same. an you clarify ?
Excellent observation, Fred. If the low back does not have a nice normal curve (flat back), discs are often overloaded and wear out before their time.
This posterior tilt / flat back syndrome is an exception to the more common forward / anterior tilt of the pelvis but the same self tests need to be done to find the key link muscle imbalances that need to be treated.
I also see, without fail, that posterior tilted / flat back people often have exaggerated upper crossed problems which leads to more overload on the low back when they try to reach overhead.
I find most of the exercises are still the same and the flat backers often need more upper body work and core stability / diaphragm training.
I really agree with your Myobalance Principles. Where can I learn how to use the Myobalance Method to correct my body muscle problems.
All the details are at http://www.reversecpsnow.com
Hi Dr. Steve, You asked in an email this morning to reply because you found that some people were not getting a reply from you when they posted. I have enrolled in one or two of your courses before. I hope to be able to get back to better posture by accessing them again. My position is as follows. Years and years of muscle pain (presumably bad posture), then arthritis in left hip from 2004 necessitating a hip replacement five months ago, six months ago at the end of Jan 2013. I have seen my physio twice in the last month and she has released muscles in buttock area and my side/lower back. This made a tremendous difference. Quite honestly life is beginning to look like worth living again. I still have a lot of work to do. I have that problem in my neck and down my right arm you mentioned in your video above. I thought before when I accessed your program that it was too much for me to do, that I would only injure myself. I think I feel different about it now. I'm beginning to feel braver. I think I'll have to put some things on hold so that I have the concentration to keep doing stretches every day etc. and not have three or four days go by without doing something. Thanks for your great material and advice. Aideen
GREAT to hear from you again, Aideen! Start in slowly by getting re-acquainted with the philosophy through the “3 Pillars of Core Wellness” video / audio in the Getting started module then on to the “Crucial Concepts” in Module One.
Then just attempt each movement and leave comments when you’re having problems or questions.
I look forward to hearing from you as you place your focus and attention on consistent core functional movement!
What a clear video and instruction. Well done!
I absolutely believe in posture corrections
Regards, from the Netherlands.
Ps: Can I buy you DVD of Book somewhere?
Right now all my training is online here on this site, Lee.
All the details of the full training course and direct access to my individualized advice can be found HERE.
I have lots of students overseas. Talk soon,
Hi Dr. Steve, I have a question about my piriformus muscle. I can't get it to stay loose. I stretch and work carefully at the gym. I have had many hrs of PT. I have had three back surgeries in 13 mos! Fusion of 4&5. then pins removed (they became loose) and I had 5&1 fusied. After that I had SI Joint fused. I am working hard to strenghten my muscles, but that piriformus is sore and tight. This all happen after a fall two years ago and I had fx's of my fistid joints. (sp?) I enjoy your website and have learned a few things. Thanks so much for you kindness and sharing information.
Lots of complicating factors there, Rita. The free series from signing up at http://www.gettoyourcore.com is a great place to start for basic rehab post surgery. Also finding a good chiropractor who does rehabilitation and soft tissue work will go a long way. You don't have to get a twisting low back adjustment to get benefit from chiropractic. He or she may be able to find something with their different perspective.
When you demonstrate someone pulling themselves along, it could be me.
This is very powerful information. Thank you for sharing so generously. I will follow your posts and start correcting my posture now. I have been very ill and bed ridden with low back pain this year. I knew that there was a connection to my everyday activities and posture. Your info is helping me pinpoint the changes I need to make.
Great, Linda! These posture restoration movements are great for getting your back on your feet and in control of your health and life!
WOW. Years of ballet, dressage, and opera training ALL taught me proper posture. Every one of those disciplines shared the same lessons about posture, core strength, etc. – every single one. BUT – now at 60, I have adopted terrible posture habits and I HURT. Watching your videos, I am reminded of so many things I learned SO WELL. But a few decades of focusing on my work has rendered me a person walking around hanging on my skeleton and not supporting it in the proper way. Thank you for your great work! I need you!
P.S. My sister, a PMR physician, calls your "baby belly" exercise the "beached whale." She's ALWAYS on my case about my posture. Time to start listening to you two.
Hello Dr. Fusco! Sounds like it's time rewire some patterns and remodel some tissue! Make sure you get the free self tests and exercise series at http://www.gettoyourcore.com/cps but if you want to dig deeper then join us here in the course! Talk to you soon. drh
I am finding it very hard to continue following you in this coaching class with any speed. I have a new right hip in 2009, and my right leg is one inch shorter than my left leg, I am an old weight lifter and in 2001 I injured my right arm ripping the bicep muscle 1/2 away— when I saw a surgeon and he took an MRI of it– he said there was nothing he could for it, it was as if my injured bicep was a steak inured in the middle of it and nothing he could adhere the broken end halves together. I asked if he could collagen patches to sew the ends to and his answer was "that was something they used on tails of animals not on humans". So my recovery does not happen as fast as I would like it too progress but I am persistent. I bought a stretch rope a amazon and have been using it religiously to get my kinks out of my body, working out with the old farts at the Core place daily (they are called the Silver Sneakers). I even have a trainer training me twice a week. I don't know why in the heck I can't stand up, I can make a downward V with my body but I am not flexible enough with my affected right leg to "walk" backward and end in a seated position, you indicate, I think it is because I haven't made my inner Core, my abdominal muscles strong enough to stand up. At home I have made my abdominal muscles stronger by hooking my feet below a couch and have built myself up to 25 sit ups and I am doind 25 female style pushups. When I started this I was only doing 5 I started doing them after I started taking your classes. The reason I am doing female style pushups is because I can not keep the toes of my right leg on the ground, I guess that is because my nerves of my right leg are the farthest from my brain. I am recovering from a severe stroke but I am not a quitter; I can't believe that many people who have a stroke come to the core to begin workout and they quit after putting a month ar two into it. I am here for the long haul!
Ahhh, bless you Dr. Steve! As an abundant thinking senior your more-than-generous offer finally fits into my budget. 😉 Thank you, thank you, thank YOU!!
Never too old to address CPS et al!
Much, much love, gratitude and HUGE heart-hugs,
Glald it worked out for you, Louise. Have fun!
For the past several weeks I have been having discomfort and pain down my left arm starting from my neck, shoulder, tingling at times in my forearm, and numbness in my thumb. A variety of these symptoms occur most of the time in different combinations and degrees of discomfort. I find it quite interesting that when I sleep on the painful left side the symptoms go away. When I sleep on my right side, with the painful side up, in a matter of moments my neck starts hurting and my thumb becomes numb. This occurs no matter how I position my arms and head.
I have been doing some research and the symptoms seem to describe the Thoracic Outlet or Scalene Syndrome. (I do not believe that you have discussed these syndromes in detail on the website) From the description above I would like know what you think the condition might be.
Can you suggest certain exercises that alleviate the pain and discomfort. I have reviewed the five shoulder exercises on the website. The Foam Angel seems to put more stress on the neck when the hands go over the head. I am not sure this is a good one for me. On You Tube a lot of exercises involve stretching the left side of the neck to the right side. Do you think this would be helpful?
If the condition does not go away what kind of practitioner and what kind of test needs to be performed for an accurate diagnosis?
I am the guy who wrote to you about left hip replacement surgery. Perhaps the above condition is a result of compensating the hip pain by placing more stress on left shoulder and neck to hold up the left side of the body. My having Upper Cross Posture Syndrome is probably not helping me.
In regards to my severe hip osteoarthritis the exercises you recommended, going to a physical therapist, and the cortisone shot I had about 5 weeks ago have alleviated some of the pain and discomfort. I’m able to perform recreational activities for a longer time with a slight limp. However I do not think the hip condition is going to get much better. The X-ray shows severe osteoarthritis which is progressive. I am also concerned that if I delay the surgery I might compensate on how I use my body which could cause other physical imbalances and future problems such as the possible issue with my shoulder and neck.
Thanks for your time and I hope to hear from you.
I regards to my neck arm issue above. I noticed that when I roll my shoulder even slightly forward the tingling and numbness comes almost immediately. I think I was putting pressure on the nerve in the neck. Sleeping on both sides become a non issue when I keep my shoulder back.. I am much relieved however my neck is still tight. I would still request some specific exercise and information you think would be helpful.
I apologize for the long winded letter above. I am stressed about my hip issue and the pain down the arm which I could not get rid of.
Regarding the neck / arm issue…a proper diagnosis from a hands on chiro from the “how to find a practitioner” guide in the resource center is most important.
Could be cervical spine disc issue, scalene, or pec minor causing compression.
If rolling shoulder forward reproduces the chief complaint, then the “standing rocker band” with a light theraband would make sense along with the full body anti-gravity exercise.
If flexing forward chin to chest increases numbness and extending head backward decreases that could mean disc issues.
It’s best to get evaluated by a qualified practitioner if it continues…and definitely if it progresses.
Consider getting Skype. It’s free and a web cam can be cheap and you may already have one on your machine.
That way we can work through some movements in real time that may help during office hours.
Regarding progressive hip OA that’s affecting your life…tough decision, I know. If you have exhausted therapeutic lifestyle and exercise strategies, that’s where modern medicine shines. If you stay in shape and actively work hard on rehab, I can be a big change to quality of life for you.
I love watching your videos Dr. Steve. I am not a customer (yet) but your clarity honesty and kindness motivated me to write and say thank you. Thank you because providing truth without the noise and getting to the core. This kind of information needs be expanded to public because it can save them from years of livng in pain. I know because I was one of them.
Thank you so much, Pinar. That means a lot. What changed for you?
Hi there. I feel sooo mch better from just doing the basic exercises and was wondering how many reps should I be able to do before moving on to some more advanced exercises?
Although the exercises are grouped into themes, you do not have completely master a certain number of reps on one exercise before you move to the next exercise, or even the next module.
Just keep moving through the material and treat each new movement or exercise as a test.
When you have trouble with something, leave a comment and I’ll help you troubleshoot.
I have had no problem with Module One (if I’m doing it correctly), except the kneeling lunge. With advanced arthritis in my right hip, that leg is very weak. So I can barely keep my balance with that exercise. I can do the standing lunge with no problem. So should I forget about the kneeling lunge or persevere? And is there anything I can do about that leg, short of a hip replacement?
It’s okay to use something to provide balance during kneeling lunge, if it’s only about balance. Also widening your stance could help.
Connect with me during the next office hours about some strategies for your hip. Check the schedule for Office Hours under the coaching tab, OK?
Hey Dr. Steve,
I really love what you’re teaching so far. And the way you teach it. Question:
What if I’m not sure if I have an anterior or posterior pelvic tilt? Should I just follow this program as it’s laid out or do I have to evaluate my lower tilt or modify anything in the program in order for it to work?
I see you already responded to Fred about this on this thread, where you said “I find most of the exercises are still the same and the flat backers often need more upper body work and core stability / diaphragm training.”
But I’m wondering if you can elaborate on this at all. I’m not sure where I stand on this. I definitely have upper crossed posture though, lol.
Thank you, Sean
great question, Sean.