About Postural Healing

Helping you heal from chronic pain.

Postural Healing uses Postural Alignment Therapy and Mind-Body Medicine Fundamentals to eliminate chronic pain and improve overall health by addressing not only the body as a whole, but by healing the whole person — body, mind and spirit.

Some of the symptoms treated by Postural Healing include neck and back pain, joint pain, migraines, TMJ, nerve pain, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciosis (fasciitis), shin splints and much, much more.

Our mission is to help you heal from chronic pain and discover lifelong tools you can use to remain active and pain free.

What is Postural Alignment Therapy?

Postural alignment Therapy uses gentle corrective exercises to rebalance muscles and realign the eight major load joints returning the body to its natural design posture.

Restoring alignment and balance allows the body to naturally regenerate and heal itself while improving overall health. It looks at the body as a whole and focuses on eliminating the cause of pain and dysfunction rather than treating symptoms which creates effective and lasting results.

What is Mind-Body Medicine?

We are human beings … more than just a body. When healing is done from a whole person perspective, rather than focusing on one piece, the healing happens at a much deeper level. Up to 80% of all illnesses are related to chronic stress. Chronic pain can show up as a result of physical, emotional and/or psychological stresses throughout out your life. Likewise, experiencing chronic pain can create new emotional and psychological stressors and patterns that can limit or slow our ability to heal. The science of Mind-Body Medicine uses techniques for self-awareness and self-expression can be helpful in eliminating chronic pain.

Do you believe in the body’s amazing ability to heal?

About Anna Forliti

You have pain.
You want to thrive in your body.
And you are wondering if I can help…

This work found me. Through my own experience with chronic pain I chose to find a way to begin healing. I am passionate about this work because I have been there and I know first hand how pain can affect your life:

Taking your thoughts – leaving you less focused, less patient and less present in your relationships.

Taking your actions – forcing you to change your activities and life to accommodate for the pain and limitations.

Taking your time, energy, and money – feeling frustrated and hopeless after trying many things without any lasting relief.

The constant stress sucking the pure joy out of each day.

Are you ready for a change? I have helped others heal from chronic pain, and I can coach you to do the same. Together we will work to get you back to doing the things you love!

Let’s get started with an Initial Postural Assessment.

Affiliations and Certifications

Egoscue certified Postural Alignment Specialist

Egoscue certified Advanced Exercise Therapist

Professional Fitness Coaching certification from LifeTime Academy

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist

Luminary Leadership Program through Venerable Women LLC

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Postural Healing?

Postural Healing uses Postural Alignment Therapy learned through Egoscue University and Mind-Body Medicine Fundamentals to eliminate chronic pain and improve overall health by addressing not only the body as a whole, but by healing whole person – body, mind and spirit.

Postural Healing’s mission is to empower you with the tools to eliminate your own chronic pain and to age gracefully without limitation.

What is Postural Alignment Therapy?

Postural Alignment Therapy was discovered by Pete Egoscue in the 70’s. It has the belief that both chronic and acute pain are due to misalignment in the body. When compensations and dysfunctions are present, then pain, limitations and injury are likely to occur. Postural Alignment Therapy restores the body back to its designed posture which brings you back an active, pain free lifestyle.

How does Postural Alignment Therapy work?

Postural alignment Therapy uses gentle corrective exercises to realign the 8 major load joints returning the body to its natural anatomical position.

Restoring alignment and balance allows the body to naturally regenerate and heal itself while improving overall health. It looks at the body as a whole and focuses on eliminating the cause of pain and dysfunction rather than treating symptoms which creates effective and lasting results.

What is Mind-Body Medicine?

We are human beings … more than just a body so when healing is done from a whole person perspective, rather than focusing on one piece, the healing happens at a much deeper level. Up to 80% of all illnesses are related to chronic stress. Chronic pain can show up as a result of physical, emotional and/or psychological stresses throughout out your life. Likewise, experiencing chronic pain can create new emotional and psychological stressors and patterns that can limit or slow our ability to heal. The science of Mind-Body Medicine uses techniques for self-awareness and self-expression can be helpful in eliminating chronic pain.

How long before I feel better?

Each individual is beautifully & magnificently unique. Your body will respond at its own pace, in its own way. We take what the body is ready to give without forcing things it’s not yet ready for. Many people feel different after the first visit. Sometimes pain symptoms disappear quickly in 1-8 visits and sometimes it takes longer.

It is a process with a few goals and considerations:

  1. The goal is to give you a lifelong tool & independence to keep yourself pain free, functional, active, and living life doing all the things you love.
  2. It took a long time for your body to get to where it currently is and it will take time for it to move back toward your design posture. Be patient with yourself.
  3. The symptoms often disappear early on, however the work doesn’t stop there. The goal is to get to the cause so that symptoms don’t return or move on to a new location.
How long does the Postural Alignment Therapy process take to complete?

Postural Healing is a process. It took time for the body to get into its current position and it will take time for it to move back to a more functional position. The goal is to eliminate the cause of pain and dysfunction rather than just treat symptoms so often times the process is 6-12 months long. Again this can vary from individual to individual.

How often do I need to do the exercises?

The exercise menu is typically done once daily. In some cases, it will be done more than once a day.

How long is an exercise menu?

The exercise menu and program is very much individualized from person to person. That being said, the average menu is an hour long. However, some people will have a shorter menu while other people may have a 2 hour menu.

Do I have to do my exercise menu in order from start to finish?

Yes, you need to do your exercise menu at least once a day in order from start to finish. The sequencing of the exercises is important. Outside of that requirement, you are always welcome to do any exercises that feel beneficial to your body throughout the day.

Is it normal to feel sore after doing my exercise menu?

Yes, muscle soreness is normal as we reawaken different muscles and the body begins to adjust to moving in a new position. Soreness is different than pain. If you are experiencing pain, then communicate that right away so we can make any necessary adjustments to the menu.

How is Postural Alignment Therapy different than yoga or Pilates?

Postural Healing tailors your program to eliminate your specific structural dysfunctions and compensations. As the body moves back into balance the pain and limitations go away with the dysfunction. I like to think of Postural Healing as foundational in the sense that once we get our body aligned, the body becomes capable of efficient and pain-free movement. When that happens we have greater range of motion, strength, speed, agility, etc., and are able to safely do all of the activities we love whether that be yoga, Pilates, running, dancing, or whatever that is for you.

Can I still see my chiropractor, physical therapist, massage therapist or other health practitioner while doing Postural Alignment Therapy?

Yes, Postural Alignment Therapy can be used with many different healing modalities. It can both complement and enhance the work that is being done by others. For example if you are seeing a chiropractor the exercises are retraining your body to be in a better position which can make the adjustments easier for the Dr. and the exercises will help your body to hold the adjustments longer. On the other hand, the exercises are designed to give you a lifelong tool to keep your own body in alignment and not need to depend on other people.

What is the cost?

Postural Healing is an investment. The first part of that investment is your time, energy, and commitment to self. You are the key to this process. It is a partnership in which we both have an active role.

The second part is the financial investment in your overall health. You gain life-long tools for Self-Care which is the core of your wellbeing. The program allows a unique kind of connection and collaboration which allows me to be available to you outside of scheduled sessions via e-mail or phone to check in, receive and respond to feedback regarding exercise menus, answer questions and be a support during the process as things come up related to our work. As a team, communication is a vital part of this process.

Is Postural Alignment Therapy covered by insurance?

Postural Healing is not covered directly by insurance because it is non-medical. If you have a Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account you can look into using that to pay for Postural Alignment Therapy.

Do I need to purchase special equipment?

If your choose to purchase special equipment. You can use household items to do the exercises. However, if you choose to purchase Egoscue equipment it can be found at www.crookedhuman.com or www.generalleathercraft.com.

Is Postural Healing right for me?

How much is your health worth to you? Do you feel vibrant and healthy? Do you currently have pain and/or limitations that hold you back from living life to the fullest and/or hold you back from doing all of the things you love the most? What is it that you wish you could still do? What if it is possible to get back to doing just that? If you are sick and tired of pain and limitations holding you back, and if you are ready to begin creating the life you want, then Postural Healing is for you.

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