Postural Vision Integration
What is Postural Vision Integration?
Postural Vision Integration is a collaboration between a Postural Restoration Certified® physical therapist and a behavioral optometrist. We work together to improve how your eyes work together, perceive your environment including depth perception and peripheral vision. Through use of prescription lenses we are able to reduce the amount of neck, chest, back tension, etc. you may feel. As a team we can do much more than as individuals.
Who would benefit from Postural Vision Integration?
Through this program we are able to improve neck pain, headaches, neck and chest tension, dizziness, back pain, shoulder pain, and many other symptoms to help you get back to the activities you love.
How is this different than going my eye doctor to update my prescription?
When you see your eye doctor more often than not they are working to improve your sight whcih is different than vision as a total package. When seeing a behavioral optometrist they are looking how your sight, depth perception, peripheral vision, etc are all working together to affect your body. When this is done with a Postural Restoration Certified® physical therapist the root cause of your pain can be addressed and we can take into account the how the whole body responds to the prescription.
What is the process?
The first step is an initial consultation done by the physical therapist followed by a comprehensive eye exam to check overall health of the visual system structures and obtain your prescription for sight.
Following that, there will be at least 1 co-treatments with the physical therapist and optometrsit that take place at Woodbury Eye Care Clinic to provide accurate prescription adjustments to help better manage body postures and gait.
During these co-treatments the optometrtist will adjust the prescription slightly and the physical therapist will check body postures and movements to ensure the adjustments were accepted by the nervous system to make sure symtpoms will improve.
How long does my prescription last?
Eyes should be checked every year. However, it is not uncommon to have to change lenses prior to this as your body goes through some changes during treatment.
If you would like to see if this approach can help you get back to the activities you love, call us at (612) 643-0019 or click here to schedule a free 20-minute onsite discovery session.