Straighten Up! (Not the usual Stretch Class), with Dr. John Bianchi
August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
“Straighten Up America” is a bold and innovative health promotion initiative designed to empower the American people toward better spinal health and an improved quality of life. This national program also serves as the prototype for an international health promotion initiative.
“Straighten Up” is packed into three minutes of fun, engaging, easy-to-perform healthful activities. Equally useful as an ergonomic break, exercise warm-up or cool-down, “Straighten Up” is designed to get people of all ages and ethnicity up and moving, while they improve their posture and spinal health.
The vision driving “Straighten Up America” is very simple. We envision a time when every American will take two or three minutes every day to care for their spinal health, just as they care for their dental health. The need for spinal health promotion is very great as evidenced by the many billions of dollars spent each year related to the disability of low back pain alone. Yet before the creation of “Straighten Up”, there had not been a short, simple, engaging spinal exercise program specifically designed to promote the public’s spinal health.
After five weeks of daily practice of “Straighten Up” exercises, 83% of study participants reported that they had improved their posture. 78% reported that they had strengthened their core muscles. 80% reported that they sat and stood more uprightly and that their backs were more comfortable.
Dr. John Bianchi is a Chiropractor in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. He has been in practice for 19 years. Dr. John uses these stretches with his patients and it is at the fore front of his spinal health program. This group of stretches was developed as a unit at his Chiropractic college, Life University. Doctor Bianchi works with people of all ages. He especially enjoys working with children and pregnant mothers. He has a back ground in Radiology and athletics (former weightlifting and football coach). Doctor John is located at:
6456 York Blvd Los Angeles, Ca. 90042