Think of the upper cervical region as the top of the guitar where all the strings are tuned up for maximum sound and efficiency of the guitar. A body out of proper balance (uneven weight distribution, leg length discrepancy, higher hip on one side, lower shoulder on one side, etc.) can be an indication that the upper cervical spine (i.e. top of the guitar) is out of its normal position and creating imbalance in the overall tone of your body’s musculature.
When a guitar’s strings (i.e. postural muscles) are out of tune, the strings (muscles) will not have its proper tone to sound right. Therefore, when the tone of the muscles in the spine are not properly “tuned” just like in a guitar, this will create stress on the spine and ultimately affect the overall movement and function of the body. We “tune-up” your body!
The main objective tool we use in our office to determine body imbalance and whether or not you are in need of an adjustment is the Posture IQ. After an adjustment, we will always check you again on the Posture IQ in order to check if the balance has been restored (and your guitar has been properly tuned).