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68 m a s s a g e & b o d y w o r k j a n u a r y / f e b r u a r y 2 0 1 8 PART 2 Using Posture to Guide Assessment and Treatment THE POSTURE WINDOW By Yoni Whitten, DC As we discussed in "The Posture Window" (September/October 2017, page 48), a head held in flexion, as with forward-head posture (FHP) and "text neck," can increase the functional weight of the head many times over. In fact, the increase in weight can be as much as 60 pounds at the extreme end of the spectrum! The burden of all that extra weight on the body is tremendous and unyielding; it has to be carried around whenever a person is in an upright position. It is only a matter of time before the increase in functional weight creates widespread negative effects on the body.

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