Stamford, Conn., October 29, 2010– Headaches, shortness of breath, tight muscles and fatigue are only some of the ailments that can result from poor posture, a widespread condition today, especially for those hunched over desks and computers. Dr. Beverley Marr of Stamford Healthcare Associates has come up with a solution, The SOAR Method for Perfect Posture, a 15-minute sequential stretching and strengthening program that targets all major muscle groups, particularly the core, and trains the body to stand up straighter and taller.
“At screenings, we ask people how they rate their posture and 90 percent say, ‘terrible,’ not okay, not poor, but terrible,” said Dr. Marr, who has helped hundreds of patients eliminate pain and overcome a host of problems simply by improving their posture. She realized that if her patients went back to their old habits after she treated them, the pain she relieved would inevitably return. So she decided to come up with a permanent solution. An accomplished equestrian, Dr. Marr tapped into her experience with balance, agility and strength required in riding to design The SOAR Method. This combined with her 15 years as a practicing chiropractor has resulted in a unique program.
“Poor posture prevents you from taking a full breath,” said Dr. Marr. “This means your brain and muscles aren’t getting enough oxygen, which causes fatigue. Good posture not only makes you look taller and thinner, it also gives you more energy and focus. It’s also a natural way to improve and even eradicate back and neck pain without surgery or dangerous medication.”
Dr. Marr has seen dramatic results from The SOAR Method as patients gain up to two inches in height and have reaped many benefits from standing tall. One patient, 65 years young, who developed a Dowager Hump after having poor posture since childhood said her life changed after The SOAR Method enabled her to have a straight back for the first time. She amazed her family and friends, and practices The SOAR Method, which she calls “nothing short of a miracle,” each morning.
Designed for all fitness levels, The SOAR Method uses a Swiss exercise ball, yet it is unlike any other exercise or rehabilitation program. Dr. Marr says it’s an easy and relaxing way to incorporate exercise into daily life and a great way to get moving. “The program improves the range of motion of the joints and muscles by allowing oxygen to circulate properly throughout the body,” she explained. Her patient athletes find The SOAR Method beneficial as a pre-workout to enhance performance, while novices enjoy the ease and fluidity of the program. Dancers also find the SOAR Method a helpful warm-up technique. The SOAR Method is also safe for the back and neck. “You should feel refreshed after trying The SOAR Method for the first time,” said Dr. Marr. “In about a week, you can see results and find yourself standing up straight and tall without thinking about it.”