I recently read an article that talks about how posture affects your confidence. The article states that “body posture can affect not only what others think about us, but also how we think about ourselves.”
A study was co-authored by Richard Petty, Professor of psychology at Ohio State University, Pablo Brinol, at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and Benjamin Wagner, a graduate student at Ohio State. The research appears in the October 2009 issue of the European Journal of Social Psychology.
The result of the study showed that when students wrote positive thoughts about themselves, they rated themselves more highly when in an upright posture than when in a slouched posture. The authors felt that the reason was because the upright posture led the students to feel more confidence in their own positive thoughts.
Professor Petty added that “Sitting up straight is something you can train yourself to do, and it has psychological benefits- as long as you generally have positive thoughts.”
I have found that, in many people, poor posture cannot be volitionally reversed. That is, one cannot train themselves to maintain good posture while they are sitting or walking for extended periods of time. The reason for this is fully explained in my book, Forever Free From Chronic Pain, and involves a pathway of communication between the foot and the brain that determines the posture of the individual. This is an automatic process, much like breathing.
Bad posture definitely affects how we think about ourselves. But as important as that may be, bad posture also affects you physically. My research has demonstrated that poor posture is closely linked to the development of chronic musculoskeletal pain. The worse a person’s posture, the more likely they are to end up having knee, hip, back and/or neck pain as an adult.
To find out how permanent posture correction can eliminate your back pain, go to:
If You Have Chronic Back Pain – Maybe It’s Your Posture.
As you learn more about my innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your long time battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.
If you would like to make an appointment with me to see if I can help you to permanently eliminate your back pain, go to: Schedule a Consultation.
Professor/Dr Brian A Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy RPT
Author of Forever Free From Chronic Pain and The Foots Connection to Chronic Pain