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The Bathroom Guide to Forward Head Posture Correcion

Bathroom Forward Head Posture Fix

Forward Head Posture Fix Video Episode Below!

Yes the bathroom is actually the perfect place to fix the infamous forward head posture.

You’re in there all the time.

You use the same movements and posture every time.

And using “environmental triggers” like going to bathroom is a proven way to break and create new habits.

So I made a new video at the park to make sure you never get “into the pokey” (or into the “Chokey” for you “Matilda” fans) with your forward head when you’re in the bathroom.

This is a fun episode…it will give you the key “focus points” to reverse FHP plus it will help you look younger instantly.

Here’s to less, pain, more energy, and staying upright!

Dr. Hoffman

P.S. Remember…March 2017 is “Fix Your Forward Head” month at the Core Wellness Institute.

That means I still have spots open for the deeply discounted beta group of the ‘Fix Your Forward Head” – 30 Day Challenge.

Its an interactive coaching group to go along with lots of actionable training videos where I help you fix the appearance and pain that comes with FHP.

Learn More About Fixing FHP Here.

Enjoy today’s episode and leave your comments and questions below!​​​​​​​

Comments

  1. haha, as goofy as the idea of this post was, I just went to the bathroom and caught myself slouching and immediately corrected my posture!

  2. Actually been thinking about some of the same things since I have been studying your concepts and working on the circuits, just started on first couple exercises in 3 . Thanks for all the information. This is a ALOT of rewiring like you say and I am recognizing just how much deep core amnesia I had and it is getting better every day. Thanks Again Jim

  3. Great reminders! I use bathroom time to get in some squats after everything is said and done. The toilet is the perfect height to squat, lightly touch and drive up. There was a time when I could only get a couple in, now I can get in 10. I also rember a time when I would use my arms to push myself up to stand. Thankfully those days are behind me😊 Thanks to your course the activities of daily living section has helped me to see a lot of things we do daily can be good reminders to make sure we are moving correctly. Thanks for a great reminder!

    • That ability to rise from sitting is often overlooked. Just grooving that pattern then getting stronger with it can literally change your life.

      Life is not about years….it’s about how well you FUNCTION during those years!

  4. “Driving through our feet, and using our hips to get up” sounds so simple. However, if that automatic pattern has been interrupted by illness or injury it becomes very difficult. Everyone has many bathroom trips a day. Anyone who has spent time in the hospital knows how hard accomplishing what used to be a simple task can become. I have had a lot of physical therapy after various procedures; however, never did anyone share tips with me, on how to make these visits easier. Great advice in this video. Thank You!

    So many really important concepts are packed into this less than 10 minute video. In my opinion, turning a mindless task, into one where the brain is engaged is one of the important aspects of what is shared. Illness or injury can force bathroom trips to move from being on auto pilot to being a conscious effort. To have a conscious knowledge of the skills involved in such an automatic task, could turn out to be invaluable.

    Dr. Steve, I understand this is a rather loaded question, because all of the concepts you shared in this video are very important. However, if you were to pick one or two, which do you think are the most important?

    • 8:17 to go from sitting to standing…activate “intra abdominal pressure”, then drive away from feet which then activates the “drive up” muscles of the hip that then push you to standing. Otherwise known as “make the stone, push the stone”.

      The more pressure you can create, the more upward drive you can generate.

      Otherwise you’ll end up overloading your low back muscles to “pull” you up rather than being “pushed” up.

      The other big idea to take away is the “differentiation” concept I mentioned several times in the video. Be able to move your head and pelvis without any other movements coming along for the ride.

  5. Hi Dr Steve

    I love your blog. The only thing I don’t understand is how the thoracic spine drops down or extends without the lower ribs rising up. When I drop my thoracic the lower ribs rise up even if it’s just a little bit. Is this normal? Conversely, if I flex my spine there is always room for the ribs to drop even further. So I assume that when using the “push away” phenomenon your lower ribs are somewhere in a happy middle place? Is this correct? Because when I extend my thoracic there is always some – albeit small – elevation of the lower ribs. It doesn’t seem possible to extend the spine and rotate the ribs in the opposite direction. In fact it seems contradictory. I would be grateful for your insights.

    Many thanks
    Christian

    • Yes if the lower ribs were collapsed toward the pelvis they will come up a little when you allow the thoracic spine to lower.

      But once the rib cage is balance and the diaphragm is level in it’s “happy middle place”, you should be able to up-right without letting the rib cage rise. In fact the whole rib cage could lower if done equally on all sides.

  6. I can do this slowly and ensuring i breath and concentrate. The downside is my hamstrings in particular are tired and achy!!

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