How To Fix Your Feet, Eyes & Jaw (& Why You Should!): The Mind-Blowing Science of Posture and Its Implications For Your Health With Annette Verpillot.

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If you've never given much thought to stimulating the tiny nerves in the bottom of your feet, training your eyes to move in a variety of directions, and even doing a bit of good old-fashioned jaw therapy, then you probably should – especially if you want better posture and enhanced physical and mental performance.

Neuroscience now confirms that the pros and cons of your posture are based on the fundamental fact that performance and strength are not just related to the muscles but also to your brain’s connections with the body. There are a variety of tools and techniques to help recalibrate faulty motor patterns and postural alignment.

My guest on this podcast, Annette Verpillot, has created the Posturepro Method, a course suitable for healthcare professionals, fitness practitioners, health enthusiasts, or anyone interested in improving their overall well-being. By taking a neuromechanical approach to musculoskeletal issues, the course focuses on improving communication between the brain and the body. The method can help remove compensatory movements and postural adaptations, leading to better posture and movement. With the course, you receive two parts and four modules with unique concepts, detailed notes and guides, a complete practitioner's toolkit, and a certificate upon completion. Participants also get access to free monthly webinars, discounts on products, and their own digital guide and summary sheets.

Annette Verpillot is also the founder of Posturepro, a health company specializing in restoring the brain-body connection through some of the world’s most advanced rehabilitation and injury prevention techniques. Use code BEN15 for 15% off. Additionally, Annette actively works with clients, professional athletes, trainers, practitioners, researchers, and law enforcement officers to develop solutions that promote a healthy, long, and pain-free life. She has worked with strength specialists, elite athletes, and successful coaches from professional and collegial leagues such as:

  • New Jersey Devils
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • University of New Mexico Men’s basketball team
  • Florida Gators Men’s basketball team
  • UNC Charlotte’s Men’s basketball team
  • Xavier University  Men’s basketball team

Annette actively participates in research on posture, health, and performance, and her recent collaboration with McGill University was presented at Harvard Medical School, and at La Sorbonne University in Paris.

Through her teaching, speaking, and research, Annette continues to tackle global health issues and train professionals to have a lasting impact on clients and patients.

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During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Who is Annette Verpillot?…05:05 

  • Posture alignment specialist
  • Works with professional and college teams and athletes
  • Posturepro and Posturepro tools (use code BEN15 to save 15%)

-How the jaw affects posture…08:11

  • Functional Activator (use code BEN15 to save 15%)
    • Helps position your tongue on your palate
    • Promotes physiological nasal breathing
  • The jaw is a huge component of posture
  • The idea is to wear it when you're working on the computer, a couple of minutes throughout the day; ideally, to be able to sleep with it
  • Soft mouthguard vs. hard mouthguard
    • Better than mouth taping
    • Mouth taping does not actually address the tongue
  • The effect on scapular or thoracic function
    • The tongue is always at the root of a problem but never addressed
    • Development of teeth, arch, position of head
    • Challenge to stability and posture
  • The link between malocclusion and tongue is that the tongue is always the culprit
  • Podcast with Dr. Eniko Loud:

-The development of the Posturepro system…18:08

  • Posturepro (use code BEN15 to save 15%)
  • Annette's background in rehabilitation
  • The results and the relief were short-lived
  • Led to looking for answers in neurology
  • Applying new concepts transformed the results
  • Charles Poliquin
    • Increasing strength through posture correction
    • Unaligned posture has an immediate impact on sports performance and strength output

-The link between the central nervous system and posture…21:02

-The importance of the eyes for good posture…24:10

  • The eyes are the only part of the human body that function at 100% of their ability at any moment of the day or night without any rest
  • What you see and how you see it has an incredible impact on your state of mind, breathing, posture, and stress level
  • Saccade Training (use code BEN15 to save 15%)
  • Eye imbalance creates imbalance in vestibular system
  • Anxiety actually lives in the vestibular system (inner ear)
  • Eye movements can activate specific parts of brain
  • Convergence exercises
    • The effect of eye exercises on serotonin and dopamine
    • The effect of eye movement with head movement on coordination
  • If our eyes can affect our balance, they can also affect our posture
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) – using eye movements to bring the entire body and mind to a state of deep awareness through eye movements to be able to cope with traumatic or negative events
  • Eye movements and breath work
    • Effect on the Vagus nerve

-What is a Vagal Activator?…35:56

-Why your feet are important for posture…38:49

-The Posturepro System…1:03:15

-And much more…

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3 thoughts on “How To Fix Your Feet, Eyes & Jaw (& Why You Should!): The Mind-Blowing Science of Posture and Its Implications For Your Health With Annette Verpillot.

  1. K says:

    Did you try the therapeutic insoles? Do they help?

  2. Sunil Menon says:

    How is the functional activator different from airwaav? Both seem to achieve the same objective. Airwaav is only 39$ whereas Functional activator is a whooping 297$
    Check Airwaav at

  3. Andrew Gee says:

    Hi Ben, grateful if you could post the YouTube link to the jaw realignment video you ask your massage therapist to follow every week (as referenced in the recent Biohackers podcast, but captured from the Biohackers conference in London in 2016). Thanks

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