Posturology is “the science of human balance in every physiological condition”.



While posture has been studied for centuries, it has only just begun to be developed in the last 20 years as an explanation for chronic pain. Some countries have entire medical specialties devoted to posturology that recognize the importance of evaluating the whole body. Here in the US, it is more common to treat parts of the body, like the neck or the hip. Orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and pain specialists, chiropractors, acupuncture physicians, physical therapists and massage therapists are all doing great work to try to heal pain. The issue is that treating the symptoms hardly ever creates lasting change, or healing.

An example is someone with chronic neck pain who visits many doctors and therapists and tries medication, therapy and finally surgery but continues to have pain. What if their neck pain is actually a result of a fallen arch on one foot? It’s not hard to imagine that a fallen arch on one side will cause the hip on that side to drop, which in turn will cause the shoulders to be uneven. Since the eyes have to be level for balance purposes, the neck bends, shortening the muscles on one side and overstretching the muscles on the opposite side. Over time this can cause chronic pain and lead to other problems like headaches or shoulder issues. How much time and money could have been saved for this person if the first person they went to see for their neck pain evaluated their posture and suggested to correct their fallen arch?

Currently, full posturology measurements and treatment of cervical issues are being practiced at BodyLink. If you are interested in having your measurements taken with your RNR™ session, please schedule and allow for an extra 15-30 minutes during your appointment. Currently there is no extra charge for this service.

Paul St. John, a licensed massage therapist, has developed “a way to analyze and chart dysfunctional postural patterns”. Integrative Neurosomatic Therapy (INT), also known as posturology, was created to evaluate posture and determine causes of imbalance within the structure of the body, which can also affect the way the body functions.  Paul, along with colleagues Randall Clark and Tracy Jones, have been teaching INT techniques and consider it “the missing link” in the US to understanding and eliminating chronic pain.

Please visit to learn more about INT.


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Dana J. Linkenheimer, LMT
Gainesville/Jacksonville, FL
MA 23011 - MM 13060