Two Great Products For Your Neck:
Posture Blocks to Correct
Forward Head Posture and Neck Sofa to Maintain the
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"Tech Neck" Affects over 8
Million Kids in the U.S.
STOP and Reverse "Tech Neck"
with Posture Blocks
Study after study is validating what health
care practitioners have been seeing for the past decade or more: Children at a
younger and younger age are seeking relief from adult-type pain and discomfort
caused by excessive use of technology. And a recent study shows that permanent
damage may be caused and continue into adulthood. What's the answer?
Gravity Works Against You All Day Long.
Now, Make It Work For You!
Gravity Assisted Traction Device
for The Home (Patent Pending)
posture Blocks can actually reduce your Posture Number
Gravity never sleeps. This relentless force pulls our bodies
downward 24 hours a day. These forces are minimized when the posture is neutral,
as seen in the picture at the far left. But as a person's posture worsens, the
gravitational forces put additional stress and tension on muscles, joints,
tendons and ligaments.
Certain muscles will shorten and become weak, and others will
get longer and become weak. A vicious cycle of tension, pain and weakness
continues until you do something about it. That something is Posture Blocks.
If you or your patients fit into any of the following categories then
Posture Blocks is a must!
If you fit into any of the following categories, then you may need a
Posture Blocks Posture Cushion:
Forward head posture;
Overdeveloped and tight chest muscles;
Overstretched, tight and weak back muscles;
Light to moderate rounded back;
Back and neck pain sufferers;
Pain in shoulders;
At risk osteoporosis patients;
TMJ Sufferers; and
First, understand that Posture Blocks is NOT a pillow. It's a
series of foam blocks of varying size, shape and density. It is so unique it has
been granted a Patent Pending status You have not seen anything like Posture
Blocks because there has never been
anything like Posture Blocks.
The Posture Blocks cushion positions your
upper body in such a way as to allow gravitational forces to stretch
anterior body tissues while placing the posterior tissues in a shortened
position. Posture Blocks is designed to bring your head and shoulders into a
healthy, normal postural position, while encouraging a normal cervical curve. As
the body assumes a more natural posture position, aches and pains lessen.
(shown without custom fitted cover)
1. Dense foam base provides a solid platform
2. Adjustable headrests control the distance
of posterior glide
3. The neck support promotes a natural curve
and provides a gentle traction on the neck.
4. Adjustable thoracic piece provides more or
less resistance in that region
5. The center wedge supports the spinal region and gently extends the upper
to open the thoracic cavity and stretch chest muscles
6. Lumbar roll also doubles for youth cervical
The space between parts 3 and 5 allows
external shoulder joint rotation
When used just 15 minutes a day, you will begin to notice the change in just
a few days!
"In 2005 I redesigned the first
therapeutic cushion for correction of Forward Head Posture, the Posture Pal®.
Posture Blocks blows that concept away. Period. When used in conjunction with the
exercises in the Better Posture in Just 20 Minutes DVD, your patient has a
powerful one-two punch to knockout poor posture." Dr. Joseph Ventura,
posture expert and author of the Posture Pro computerized posture analysis
Advantages of Posture Blocks over other Posture Devices:
Posture Blocks is smaller and more convenient
Posture Blocks won't roll away, make noise or break things
Posture Blocks doesn't take special exercises to be used
Posture Blocks can be used by everyone
Posture Blocks is safer and won't roll out from under you
Posture Harness, Straps and Braces:
Posture Blocks is more comfortable
Posture Blocks is not worn under clothes
Posture Blocks does not cause rashes
Posture Blocks is used in the privacy of your own home
Posture Blocks does not have to be worn for HOURS!
Posture Blocks works faster
Posture Blocks is easier to use
Posture Blocks gently stretches the chest
Posture Blocks doesn't force the shoulders back
Posture Blocks relaxes the back muscles
Posture Blocks retrains the body position naturally
Cervical and Lumbar Cushions:
Posture Blocks is a multitasking cushion
Posture Blocks was designed to improve posture
Posture Blocks works on MORE than just the cervical or lumbar area
Posture Blocks helps realign posture
Posture Blocks works on the entire upper body
Posture Blocks helps to alleviate what causes the lower back pain
In as little as 20 minutes you can see dramatic changes in
After you have corrected your neck, how are
you going to maintain the correction? Neck Sofa. Watch the Neck Sofa video.
Neck Sofa Video
As you have seen from the video, the Neck Sofa is a remarkably
versatile product that can help you maintain proper neck position and provide
excellent neck support under a wide variety of uses. It's the perfect tool to
use alongside Posture Blocks.
Hearing directly from a user is the best way to get to know a product.
took my Neck Sofa on a trip and long drive in Australia. Both in the
airplane, and as a passenger in cars, I was so impressed with the
different ways I could change the position to match my needs. For
example straight at the back of my neck, or switch to side for
straight or slightly left or right relax. Or use it in the small of
the back, also good. Thank you!
Harold A., Tokyo, Japan
travel I use Neck Sofa in the airplane. It makes me feel good! I
could sleep deeply and with great comfort. I also use Neck Sofa
while sleeping in my bed, I feel that it makes me feel younger
because I feel like my face is lifted.
Annie D., Dallas, TX
been using my Neck Sofa for about three weeks. I am a writer for a
living, which means hours upon hours of sitting at a desk, staring
at a screen, and having my body in the same position, with my arms
in front of me. One wouldn't think simply sitting could be so
uncomfortable/painful, but it becomes very tiresome. With my Neck
Sofa, I am able to enjoy comfort while continuing to work. The Neck
Sofa has given me the ability to do the thing I love without severe
neck/back pain. I'm not sure how I ever got along without my Neck
Amberley Stephens, Montgomery, AL
purchased the Neck Sofa for my mother, who has Motor Neurone Disease
(known as ALS in the US). The customer service person was a great
help to me personally offering advice and obtaining rates to deliver
to my home and following up that the item had arrived. My mother
cannot support her head as her neck muscles are not strong enough.
The necksofa has proved to be very comfortable for her. I would
recommend it with the proviso that it is not worn in the same
position continuously but rotated through the different positions to
prevent "pressure" (albeit gentle pressure) on the ears.
H, United Kingdom
My 68 year
old neck has given me some pain lately, probably due to arthritis
that I may just have live with, BUT I have to say that when I am
watching TV or read in bed with my Neck Sofa on it immediately gives
me some comforting support. For sure, I will take it with me and use
it the next time I drive from Florida to Illinois and back to see
our kids. Thanks for a great product.
Ralph Temple, Punta Gorda, FL
luxurious. The only pillow I've used that actually supports my neck
and lets me sleep. Keeps my head up so I can sleep. Everything else
promises to support but this is the only one that actually does it.
Very sturdy and quality feel too so I don't feel like it'll fall
apart. Solid product and does what it says!
V., San Francisco, CA
Sent Mom a
Neck Sofa for Mother's Day and she simply loves her gift. She really
doesn't leave home without it. Mom says she never felt better while
watching TV or reading. Great product that makes a great gift.
Robert P., Lake Tahoe, CA
I love it
soooo much. Since I started using it, I dont want to use regular
pillows anymore. Now I use Neck Sofa everyday. It's very comfortable
and I'm going to make my sister use it, especially her husband
because he travels a lot.
V., Manhattan, NY
a great product. My son surprised me this weekend with one of the
nicest birthday gifts I have ever received. Just in time for our 35
Year Anniversary long awaited Hawaiian vacation. I had 2 neck
surgeries during the past 3 years and was wondering how I was going
to handle a 9 hour flight. Now I know. I think your product will be
very successful as more people learn about it. My husband wants to
buy one for his sister, who travels all the time in her job. I told
him go ahead, make her day.
Sandra B., Lexington, KY
pillow is without doubt the most comfortable I've ever tried. The
product is even nicer than on the brochure.
Gloria N., Abbeville, AL
Chiropractor recommended this product and gave me the website
address. It's some of the best recommendation I have ever received.
I just love it
I., Saint Cloud, MN
my Neck Sofa as a birthday gift. Guess the family wants me
comfortable while traveling. Nice way to say Dad keep hitting the
road. However it is a wonderful product and it does relieve my
Henry G., New Castle, PA
Saw a Neck
Sofa flyer at a Trade Show, went to the website, watched the video,
looked at the photos and then called to order one. When it arrived I
showed it to my wife and she kept it. Had to order another for
myself. She has a burgundy, I have a blue and we just relax together
by the pool. It simply is the best.
Thomas K., Winter Park, FL
purchased this product on the advice of my doctor, who stumbled
across it on the Internet. He said this looks like the neck support
you need for your herniated disk. After the first 30 days, I can say
he was absolutely right. This is the right support. Thanks for
offering such a great product.
Susanne L., Boulder, CO
first Neck Sofa 2 months ago. Use it almost every day on the train
ride into the City. Passengers keep asking me where I got it, so I
give them the website address. Just ordered one for my Dad as a
Jerome M., Hicksville, Long Island
than it looked on the website. Absolutely comfortable and you're
right, I started taking it everywhere I go, even to the movies.
Linda P., Petersburg, VA
for a large National Retailer which, carried and sold the old
fashioned memory foam neck pillows. They weren't cheap and they
weren't anything like this product. I just rave to my friends about
Neck Sofa and the quality. I think some have already placed their
Joseph L., Union Town, PA
product has exceeded my expectations. Just found your site on Google
one evening and decided to order one. Have tried many neck pillows
but they all fall short of their claims. I think you have a very
successful product. By the way I did appreciate the free shipping.
Chuck W., Clarksville, KY
I drive a
big rig for a living and spend about 22 days on the road each month.
Since my wife gave me my Neck Sofa I have been the happiest trucker
on the road. Every Truck Stop I have drivers asking me what kind of
contraption you have on your neck Earl? I tell them a "Neck Sofa"
and their eyes open and mouth drops. I think I'm your best salesman
on the road now. Us Truckers have always shared good information
about good Restaurants and good lodging. Now the talk on the
highways will be about your product.
R., Jackson, MS
product does everything I expected and more. Just a great gift my
son gave me for my 70th birthday. Spend a lot of time in the
wheelchair and this makes the day enjoyable.
Connie M., Huntsville, TX
I just got
my "Neck Sofa" few days ago and had the opportunity to use it on a
trip across country, I must say that in addition to the many
compliments I got on the airplane about how "nice and comfortable"
it looked it was the most comfortable neck pillow I have ever used.
This "Neck Sofa" is very classy, comfortable and easy to carry with
in its own backpack.
D., Fort Collins, CO
Sofa give's an extremely cozy feeling when you wear it. Especially
on an airplane or a long distance train trip makes all the
difference. This soft texture and amazing support gives, physical
and mental stability too. Fabulous product!
V., Atlanta, GA
is the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the Neck Sofa! It
is definitely one of a kind of neck pillow!! It looks very nice and
fits me perfectly. I bought many neck pillows, but this one is way
above the rest.
William M., Gilbert, AZ
I like the
concept of the neck sofa. It is a high end well design piece of
equipment that can keep the head and neck in proper position and
alignment for good seated sleeping (plane, car, etc.). This will
prevent slouching and kinking of the neck and vertebrae while
allowing proper circulation during a nap. It is comfortable and
convenient to use. I really like it!"
Scott M., Livermore, CA
Gabriel Paris Neck Sofa pillow is the Rolls-Royce of neck pillows.
It's visually stunning and the sumptuous comfort is divine! It
cradles my neck so perfectly that I feel it was custom-made just for
me! No other neck pillow comes close to comparing in beauty,
function and comfort. It is in a class by itself. I love it!
Rhonda S., Honolulu, HI
pillow is truly an innovative product that really does as
advertised. It allows me to get a restful and relaxing time even
while sitting in an airline seat. Thank you for the pleasure.
Charles S., Anchorage, AK
traveling a lot for business but don't fly first class and trust me
this pillow gives you a glimpse of a first class feeling. It is
extremely comfortable and gives a wonderful support to the head and
neck. I for sure arrived to my destination well rested.
Brian N., New York, NY
I was very
skeptical, it's just the way I am. Many advertised products are so
full of hype that it is hard to believe everything you see or read.
However, I have to now admit that your Neck Sofa is more than I
expected. Simply a wonderful product and I will be purchasing one
for my Sister for Christmas. It's super that you will ship the gift
H., Cleveland, OH
I bet you
never considered this product as an aide to Golfers. My wife gave me
a neck sofa as a Christmas gift and I used it on a chilly day
playing with my foursome friends. Never hit the ball more straighter
in my life and stayed warmer to boot. I beat those guys for the
first time since suffering a hernia from an auto accident. Great
product and worth the money.
William Charles, Tifton, GA
Sofa is THE best neck pillow on the market! Period! The addition of
its Gel Pad makes it even more comfortable and enjoyable to use. It
is a wonderful product to use when traveling for long hours on an
airplane or at home watching TV or while typing on your laptop! A
Julien V., New York, NY
I want to
thank you for your great service regarding my order for a Neck Sofa.
I received it in plenty of time for Christmas and my daughter was
thrilled. She has already been to Asia and back and said the Neck
Sofa was amazing! I'll be wanting to borrow it next time I fly. Both
your service and product were so good that if you want to use my
email as a testimonial on your website, feel free to do so. I
heartily endorse the Neck Sofa.
Nora, Exeter, ON, Canada
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To Reverse Forward Head Posture - Posture
Journal of the American Geriatrics
Society: "Older men and women with hyperkyphotic posture have higher
SPINE: "All measures of health status
showed significantly poorer scores as C7 plumb line deviation increased."2
Department of Neurosurgery, Medical
College of Wisconsin " ... abnormal spinal curvatures enhance the likelihood
of whiplash injury and may have long-term clinical and biomechanical
When your mother told you to stand up straight, she
probably didn't know that poor posture affected over 100 joints, dozens of
muscles, diminished lung and cardio capacity, accelerated DJD, reduced
physical performance, lowered and shortened the quality of life. A greater
problem is that many health care professionals don't understand or
appreciate the relationship between posture and health and performance.
Even those professionals that deal with orthopedic
problems on a daily basis can overlook the affect of poor posture on their
patients with knee pain, aching backs and tension headaches, and other
conditions that seemingly aren't related to posture.
From SAUNDERS MANUAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
"Poor posture" is a faulty relationship of the
various parts of the body which produces increased strain on the supporting
structures and in which there is less efficient balance of the body over its
base of support. When resting posture is not "normal", more energy is needed
to perform or control movements; e.g., forward head posture puts increased
stress on the cervicothoracic spine and requires more work from the erector
spinae muscles to maintain an erect posture.
Normal, neutral posture has been well established in the literature as
illustrated in figure 1.
Shoulders and Clavicles Level
A plumb line should pass through:
Center of Ear
Center of Shoulder
Center of Hip
And Fall Just in Front of the Ankle
Those doctors that do put a focus on a patient's
posture have noticed an increasing trend toward patients, especially in
young patients, presenting with a type of poor posture called Forward Head
Posture (FHP). Various causes have been suggested which include overloaded
backpacks, extended playing of portable video games, poor workplace
ergonomics, sedentary lifestyle (couch potato).
Using the simplest definition, FHP is described as
carrying the head forward of the center of the shoulder.. An example of FHP
is presented in figure 2.
Subject A reflects a normal, neutral lateral posture.
Subject B demonstrates the classic FHP profile,
with the red line representing the amount of forward head travel.
Long-term effects of FHP posture include
Rounding of the shoulders
Inward rotation of the arms
Compressed thoracic cavity
Likelihood on an increased lumbar lordosis
Loss of range of motion
Increased wear on the IVD, and other articular
Increased muscle tension in some areas causing
Decreased muscle tension in some areas causing
While there are sophisticated devices to determine
if a person has FHP, detecting this posture profile can be a simple as a
quick visual from the side to see if the ear is over the shoulder.
of Forward Head Posture on Health
The head, about the shape and weight of a bowling
ball, is subject to the same Laws of Physics as other objects. As the head
moves outside its natural stable point, gravity takes hold and wants the
head to hit the floor. Think of a bowling ball with a cut-off broom handle
stuck in one hole. The ball will balance when the broom handle is upright,
but tilt the handle slightly forward and the bowling ball will fall to the
ground. Gravity never sleeps. This Law of Physics affects the body 24 hours
Rene Calliet, MD estimated that for each inch the
head is held forward of neutral, requires the exertion of 15 to 30 pounds of
extra muscle tension to hold the head erect, which means that much less
muscle strength is available to support outside loads. And, of course, this
extra muscular load is transmitted down the spine, increasing chronic
loading on the vertebrae as well as the intervertebral discs.
The "shoulders back and down" position of proper
posture is optimal for load bearing. With this position, when a weight is
held in the hands or supported by the shoulders, the shoulders will be
pulled downwards, but not forward. When a forward shrug occurs, it is much
less efficient. When fatigue resistance drops, the spine is more vulnerable
illustration on the left shows how an erect, posture allows the head to rest
in a neutral position. But slouch forward and the entire spine has to work
to support the weight of the head.
OF POOR POSTURE ON THE MUSCLES AND ON THE SPINE
Muscles habitually kept in a stretched position
beyond the physiologic resting position tend to weaken. This is known as stretch weakness.
Muscles habitually kept in a shortened position
tend to lose their elasticity. These muscles test strong in the shortened
position but become weak as they are lengthened. This is known as
Imbalances in the flexibility of hip, shoulder, and
neck musculature cause asymmetric forces on the spine (which decrease load
bearing capability and increase injury risk).
Kisner and Colby, in Therapeutic Exercise, 3rd
edition, state that this adaptive shortening of soft tissues and muscle
weakness, caused by prolonged poor postural habits is considered to be a postural dysfunction. Stress to the shortened structures causes
pain, and strength and flexibility imbalances may predispose the area to
injury or overuse syndromes that a normal musculoskeletal system could
sustain. Good postural habits are necessary to avoid postural dysfunctions.
Below is an overview of FHP effects.
Lower cervical and
Middle and low
the detection of FHP is easy, the correction of this posture deficiency is
not. Through the years various methods such as back braces, traction
devices, shoe inserts, therapeutic massage and exercise programs have been
tried, with various successes.
to ask is this: If Gravity can cause FHP, can Gravity correct it?
Posture Blocks is not a pillow, but rather a cushion so unique the design
was granted a U.S. Patent Pending status.
various contours of the cushion were designed with sophisticated posture
analysis software to ensure predictable results.
Gravity Works Against You All Day Long.
Now, Make It Work For You!
How Posture Blocks Works
The Posture Blocks cushion is placed on the floor and the patient lies on
it in a supine position. The adjustable head piece allows the head to assume
a posterior glide position in relation to the shoulders. The contours of the
thoracic area push the thorax forward, stretching muscles in the front of
the chest and relaxing muscles in the mid and upper back. At the same time,
the shoulders are allowed to outward rotate.
Here Is What Posture Blocks
Stretches the front upper body tissues
Shortens the back tissues
Stimulates the spinal postural muscles
Opens up the chest region, increasing respiratory functions
Alleviates upper AND lower back, shoulder and neck pain
Relieves muscle tension
Improves posture by aligning head, neck and upper body in correct
Reduces slouching, improving self confidence
EXAMPLE: 11 year old female presenting with a typical Forward Head Posture
deficiency. This is seen all too often in young children, especially those
that play a lot of hand held video games, or carry an overloaded backpack.
In this picture the child's
head at rest is 34 mm in front of the shoulder. Normal, neutral position is
The next day child was next asked to lie on a Posture Blocks cushion
for only 20 minutes.
This specially designed
cushion has recesses and elevations in scientifically designed areas to help
reverse the effects of Poor Posture.
A posture exam* performed
immediately after using Posture Blocks showed the dramatic improvement in
the picture on the right. The 34mm of Forward Head Travel was reduced to 0.
This relieved over 18 kilograms of tension pull from the child's neck
It also flattened her tummy as the pelvic tilt was reduced.
While the example show is of an 11 year old girl, Posture Blocks works
for young and old alike.
If you aren't happy with the way you look from the side, give Posture
Blocks just 20 minutes a day and it just might change your life!
Problems with Other Products
The picture above is of a
popular pillow for the relief of neck pain. Notice how far forward the
shoulders the head is held. Using this pillow can be counter-productive in
attempts at correcting Forward Head Posture.
The picture below is of a traction type product claiming to correct
Forward Head Posture.
Again the problem is that
the head is not held in a normal anatomical position.
We are also against
forcing a change in the cervical curve until the Stretch and Short weakness
of the cervical muscles is addressed.
Posture Blocks is unlike any
other device for the reduction of Forward Head Posture, relaxation of the
cervical muscles, reduction of neck pain and headaches, as well as mid-back,
shoulder and chest pain.
1 Journal of the American Geriatrics
Volume 52 Issue 10 Page 1662 - October 2004
2 The Impact of Positive Sagittal Balance in Adult Spinal
Spine Volume 30(18), September 15, 2005 pp. 2024-2029
3 Effects of abnormal posture on capsular ligament elongations
in a computational model subjected to whiplash loading
Brian D. Stemper, Narayan Yoganandan, and Frank A. Pintar
Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9200 West
Wisconsin Avenue, VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
Accepted 19 June 2004. Available online 17 August 2004.
* all posture exams were performed using state of the art posture
analysis software from VenturaDesigns (www.posturepro.com).