Head Weights for Posture Therapy in Calgary

Posture Therapy Using Head Weights + Chiropractic Care in Calgary

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Are you looking for a clinic in Calgary that does posture therapy? At Revelation Health, our Chiropractors often recommend to patients to use head weights in combination with Chiropractic care to help correct bad posture more effectively.

Developed by Dr. Burl Pettibon, a Chiropractor who has been practicing posture therapy and rehabilitation for over 50 years, this head weight system is a simple, yet effective way to:

  • strengthen your neck muscles
  • improve overall posture
  • stimulate your nervous system

Most patients notice significant changes upon using these head weights in just days, helping them to sit straighter for longer periods of time and correcting some of the issues related to bad posture. Also see:

Head Weights: The Pettibon System

The Pettibon System consists of a harness that slips onto your head like a hat would (seen above). Five-pound weights are slipped into pockets on the front, weighing your head down in a forward arch which requires you to resist with your neck and back muscles.

By doing so, you are naturally inclined to sit with good posture while activating your soft tissues and muscles. This creates healthy input into your nervous system and helps realign and strengthen your neck and back.

Who Needs Posture Therapy?questions concerns calgary chirorpactors

Anyone who suspects posture is negatively affecting their health. If you have any of the following symptoms, posture therapy in Calgary may be for you:

  • Neck and / or back pain
  • Rounded shoulders
  • Rounded back arch
  • Body aches and pains
  • Forward-leaning head
  • Headaches / migraines
  • Bent knees while standing / walking
  • Jaw pain
  • Trouble sitting comfortably

In severe cases, Dr. Battershill recommends to some patients to buy their own Pettibon System for home use, available for purchase through our clinic. This way their recovery from symptoms like pain and discomfort happens quicker because of more use of the head weights. Here’s what Dr. Battershill has to say about the Pettibon System:

A Word on Head Weights…john battershill revelation health centre calgary


Head weights serve to activate the cerebellum through postural awareness. The cerebellum is the part of the brain related to balance and coordination of movement. It also is involved in several other cognitive functions, but is intimately associated with posture and balance because if you can’t stand up, for example, you can’t live a regular life.

Upon putting on the Pettibon head weight system, you may initially feel discomfort. However, this is appositive indication of absolute need for the head weights because it means the nerve muscle junction is injured. The pain is an indicator and will subside as you persevere.

As you wear the head weights for posture therapy more often, discomfort will begin to subside as your brain gets used to the positive input and your neck muscles are strengthened.

Chiropractors are always standing and bending over to treat patients. I wear my head weights at least a few times a week whether it be at work, the gym or on the couch at home. What do head weights feel like? My body feels lighter, more aligned, and my mind sharper. Plus, I have greater energy for the rest of the day.

If you think you need posture therapy in Calgary, call the clinic anytime and we will be happy to answer any questions you have or make an appointment on your behalf.


– Dr. John Battershill, Chiropractor

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Call us anytime at 403-284-2082 or send a message using the form below for a prompt, if not immediate response during regular office hours. See Revelation Health Centre’s Office, Contact and Location Information here.

We are looking forward to helping you accomplish your personal health goals!