The Relationship of the Diaphragm, Respiration and Posture
Recorded On: 10/01/2020
Join Dr. Robert George, DC, CCSP for this webinar examining chiropractic, posture, and the diaphragm. The diaphragm is not only a muscle of respiration, but it is also a pelvic and spinal stabilizer that influences spinal position. Natural human asymmetries, including asymmetrical differences of the diaphragm left and right side, contribute to patterns and positions of the pelvis as airflow into the thorax determines position and posture of the entire axial spine. Understanding human asymmetries, the diaphragm, patterned respiration, and chains of muscles as they direct position and posture will provide a framework for effective treatment and performance strategies. Without integrating the diaphragm to reposition, retrain and restore balanced function within an asymmetrical framework, many of our treatment approaches will be defeated by repetitive patho-mechanical compensation and an over reliance on accessory muscles of respiration.
• Describe how natural human asymmetries direct position and posture of the human body and we will never be able to make someone "symmetrical".
• Discuss the diaphragm and respiration as the critical elements for balanced position, alignment, and posture.
Robert George DC, CCSP
Owner, La Jolla Sport and Spine
Robert "Skip" George, D.C. practices in La Jolla, CA where he integrates chiropractic, rehabilitation, and sports performance training. His practice has a strong emphasis on a chiropractic lifestyle of wellness including fitness and nutrition. He is a faculty member of the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) and teaches courses on diaphragm function, respiration, and posture as it relates to the pelvis, thorax and cervical spine.
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