Forward Head Posture Fix Review – My Honest Opinion

Hey, Stan here.

Thank you for checking out my blog! If you have been looking for a comprehensive review of the “Forward Head Posture Fix” system by Injury Specialist Rick Kaselj & Mike Westerdal you’ve come to the right place.

First and foremost, I want to be clear that I will be giving you an unrestricted, unbiased and honest review of Rick Kaselj & Mike Westerdal’s system based on the latest version of their system that I purchased. You won’t be reading a computer-generated script. What you are about to read are the ESSENTIAL details you need to know before grabbing a copy of their system yourself.

So what exactly is the Forward Head Posture Fix system by Rick Kaselj & Mike Westerdal?

The Forward Head Posture Fix system consists of a book and videos on how to evaluate if you have forward head posture, what forward head posture is, and what causes forward head posture. As well as discussion of the physical problems associated with forward head posture and what you can do, on your own, to treat forward head posture through the use of specific exercises done in a specific order.

I have read quite a few articles regarding posture and neck pain over the last couple of years and don’t get me wrong, I feel that some of those articles were quite good, but they left me with concerns. However, this system with its support guides and video information has been an experience of finding factual information presented in a straight forward fashion with a clear and concise program of how to go about fixing the forward head posture I was battling with.

Here’s exactly how the Forward Head Posture Fix system works.

The authors’ first review with you why good posture is important and how to asses your posture.

This leads to further discussion of your posture’s impact on your Musculoskeletal and Neural Systems with detail on the pain that forward neck posture can cause.

After a review and description of the #1 muscle that supports your head, the authors lead you through the most common causes of forward head posture; to help with prevention; while providing information about the limits of stretching exercises.

This is followed up by detailed instructions on specific exercises that are done in a very specific order to help reduce and fix the forward head posture that you are currently living with. What’s great is that the video clips of the exercises really help you to complete all of the exercises correctly.

The author’s method of giving you background information about forward head posture then providing EXACT steps to correct it, really drives their points home in a way that makes sense.

What are the bad things about Forward Head Posture Fix by Rick Kaselj & Mike Westerdal?

As with every product I have ever reviewed, nothing is perfect and here are the flaws I noticed after reading through Rick Kaselj & Mike Westerdal’s system:

  • Understanding that the problem of forward head posture is a real thing. (I think that even though you see folks with forward head posture and rounded shoulders all around, the specific problem is pretty new to most folks).
  • The written exercise instructions get a little muddy from time to time.
  • While the exercises given are complete and concise, YOU have to take responsibility to complete the exercises and perform them as described. You’re not going to have someone around at a gym or chiropractor’s office to help you through these routines. So, you’re going to have to be self-disciplined to get the work done to fix your forward head posture.

And how about the good things about Forward Head Posture Fix?

  • The written materials are straight forward and easy to read. They are not peppered with technical jargon.
  • You are given seven techniques to help you fix your forward head posture yourself. These range from muscle re-education drills and breathing exercises to static stretching and postural strengthening. These are unique to the program.
  • The system will help anyone at pretty much any age. After going through the written and video materials I am sure that you will benefit and have a wealth of information that will help you.
  • This system is completely different from ANYTHING you may have seen before because it gives you a thorough understanding of the problem and specific exercises to help fix your forward head posture, done in the correct order. The authors make it clear that “You literally have to “unwind” the right muscles one-by-one in the right order to really target them. If you don’t, you’re wasting your time.”

Overall what do I think?

Forward Posture Fix is; a 60-page guide with about 20 available video segments; in my eyes, it is one of the best programs around at the very best price. It’s a great value and is available in an e-book format, physical format, and a video format. The system itself is packed full of the information that you need to know regarding what Forward Head Posture is, your own self-evaluation for forward head posture, why, if left untreated, it can lead to bigger issues that will require more serious medical intervention, and what you can do right now, starting today, to correct the forward head posture that you may be dealing with.

For me, becoming aware of the problem with forward head posture and what has caused it has been a big help. And working with the exercises given, as part of the system, has put me on the path of better posture.

I hope my review has helped you.

Stan

So What Causes Forward Head Posture?

Being aware of what causes Forward Head Posture is a good first step to learning how you fix forward head posture. To address this question directly, let’s look to see what the authors for Forward Head Posture Fix have to say, I think you’ll find their opinion to be very direct.

“We’ve developed ugly forward head position or “texting neck” by allowing technology to change our design. We were never designed to be hunched over a keyboard with our shoulders rounded and our head looking down and protruding out. And this is the problem!”(Injury Specialist Rick Kaselj & Mike Westerdal)

Think about this for a moment. Forward Head Posture is not normal for us and it’s directly related to recent technologies and their prolonged, repeated use. As I have mentioned, in my role as a Project Software Manager, I was sitting at a desk all day long, bent over with a forward head posture using my computer. Here are some statistics the authors share:

  • “Americans sit for most of their waking hours, 13 hours every day on average.
  • In the US, people spend an average of 444 minutes every day looking at screens, or 7.4 hours, according to a 2014 statistic.
  • 61% of Americans own a smartphone. Sure, many still own a regular cellphone, with 91% of the adult population owning some sort of mobile phone, according to new research from the Pew Research Center ’s Internet & American Life Project
  • All cell phone users in the U.S. are spending about 26 minutes a day texting.
  • UK adults spent 2 hours, 26 minutes each day using a mobile device during
  • 2015, up 27 minutes from 2014.
  • Those 18 to 24-year-old texters send 2,022 texts per month on average.” (Injury Specialist Rick Kaselj & Mike Westerdal)

These statistics really bring to light how common this problem is. And if you look around when you are out you’ll be shocked to discover all of the folks succumbing to the effects of forward head posture. It’s really everywhere you look.

Getting your body back into proper alignment can literally change how you move and function in the world. This is where the author’s system looks to be the fastest way to fix forward head posture. So, don’t be discouraged, the Forward Posture Fix system offers a way to improve your posture. Now that you have a new awareness of the problem, that will probably help lead you to find a way to fix forward head posture fast.

Forward Head Posture Self Assessment: Self Test

Can Forward Head Posture Cause Neck Pain?

The authors of “Forward Head Posture Fix”, Injury Specialist Rick Kaselj & Mike Westerdal, have some great insights and analogies and I ‘d like to share a few regarding the neck and back pain that can be associated with Forward Head Posture, FHP. Here’s the first. “Think about holding a bag of groceries close to your body versus with your arm extended. The bag weighs the same, but see how much more effort, strain, and pain are created when the arm is stretched forward. Now, try that with a 10-pound bowling ball! This is EXACTLY what takes place when the head is moved out in front of the spine.”

How to fix forward head posture and rounded shoulders requires an understanding of what happens to our bodies when we assume a forward head posture. The authors make it clear that “when the weight of your head shifts forward that is an action. So scientifically speaking based on Newton’s findings, there must be an opposite reaction somewhere else in the body. This is unavoidable. Breakdown somewhere else WILL occur. In some individuals it’s in their neck, some might find pain in the shoulders, lower back, hips, knees, and so on…”(Injury Specialist Rick Kaselj & Mike Westerdal)

As detailed in “Forward Head Posture Fix” pain can be experienced in different locations of your neck and back. The authors note that “Forward Head Posture pain isn’t exclusive to the neck. However, head forward posture puts greater stress on the neck and does not allow the shoulder to work properly. This is what causes pain, injury and possibly permanent damage.”(Injury Specialist Rick Kaselj & Mike Westerdal)

Interesting Statistics: “When it comes to neck pain, it is a problem that about 70% of people will face within their lifetime. During a calendar year, 30% of people will report neck pain and 5% to 10% of people will be disabled due to neck pain. Neck pain is a common problem in the community, affecting approximately 70% of people at some point in their life. In any one Injury year, 30% of adults will report neck pain, and 5-10% will be disabled because of it.” (Gupta 2013).

“With the head moved forward, this leads to a flattening out of the neck and greater stress put on the tissues in the spine, especially the lower back, leading to strain and pain on the muscles, ligaments, fascia, and bones of the spine and lower back.” (Injury Specialist Rick Kaselj & Mike Westerdal) The fastest way to fix forward head posture is to first learn how and why this unnatural posture impacts our whole body, then take action to correct the FHP you may be experiencing.

As the authors’ lead us to realize that FHP and the pain we experience are connected, stating “It all starts at the head! The head is the ‘cornerstone’ of the body that keeps everything else in its natural position. It’s fitting that the ‘head’ is called just that.” Learning how to fix and prevent a forward head posture is key to reduce pain by reducing the stresses on your spine, lower back and shoulders.

How Skeletal Muscles Cause Back Pain

Read an honest “Forward Head Posture Fix” review. Discover if exercises to fix forward head posture will work.

My aim here was to create a useful review of the “Forward Head Posture Fix” system by Rick Kaselj & Mike Westerdal and after reading the guide from beginning to end followed by a little research, I found some very interesting information.

Skeletal Muscles – How they Cause Back Pain

The skeletal bones make up more than 200 short, long, irregular, and flat structures. Inside the bones is calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and RBCs, or marrow, which produces and generates red blood cells. The bones work alongside the muscles. The muscles and bones afford support, defense for the internal organs, and locomotion.

The skeletal muscles are our source of mobility, which supports the posture. The muscles work alongside the posture by shortening and tightening. The bones attach to the muscles via tendons. The muscle then starts to contract with a stimulus of muscle fibers via a motor nerve cell, or neuron. (Central Nervous System-CNS) CNS is a network or system of nerve cells, fibers, etc., that conveys and transmits sensations to the brain, which carries signals to the “motor impulses” and onto the organs and muscles.

Ligaments are robust bands combined with collagen threads or fiber that connect to the bones. The bands, fiber, and bones join to encircle the joints, which gives a source of strength. Bodyweight requires cartilages, joints, ligaments, bones, muscles, etc. to hold its weight. Next to ligaments are tendons. Tendons are ligaments and muscles combined since it connects to the muscles and is made of connective proteins or collagen. Tendons, however, do not possess the same flexibility as the ligaments do.

Joints are the connective articulated junctions between the bones. Joints connect to two bones and its plane and provide stability as well as locomotion. Range Of Motion is the degree of joint mobility, and if ROM is interrupted, the joints swell, ache, and cause pain. The pain often affects various parts of the body, including the back. Joints connect with the knees, elbow, skull, bones, etc., and work between the synovium. Synovium is a membrane. The membrane lines the inner plane of the joints. Synovium is essential since it supplies antibodies. The antibodies combined with this membrane create fluids that reach the cartilages. The fluids help to decrease resistance, especially in the joints. Synovium works in conjunction with the cartilages and joints.

Cartilage is the smooth plane between the bones of a joint. The cartilage will deteriorate with restricted ROM or lack of resistance in the weight-bearing joints. This brings in the bursa. Bursa is a sac filled with fluid. Bursa assists the joints, cartilages, bones, and synovium by reducing friction. Bursa also works by minimizing the risks of joints rubbing against the other. In short, the bursa is padding.

If fluids increase, it can cause swelling, and inflammation, in turn, causing body pain, and including back pain. Sometimes the pain starts at the lower back, yet it could work around various areas of the body.