Posture Improvement Routine: Correcting Forward Head Posture

Learn how to improve forward head posture and alleviate the pain and discomfort that often comes with it.

1.5 CEUs/PDAs

Length: 1.5 hours

Instructor: Phil Hurrle | Holistic Coach


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Meet your course instructor

Phil Hurrle | Holistic Coach

Phil Hurrle is a Holistic Coach who has studied throughout the world with many distinguished teachers, doctors, and therapists in order to assemble methods and techniques that have the greatest impact on his clients’ health and happiness.  He was fortunate enough to train and teach at a highly successful alternative medical clinic in India that specializes in the holistic treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. He has also trained in many practices including Hatha, Iyengar, and Ashtanga yoga, myofascial and psoas release, lymphatic drainage, and various meditation and breathwork techniques.  After teaching throughout the United States and in locations around the world including Costa Rica, Mexico, India, he now resides and teaches at a retreat centre in Bali. His passion is supporting people who suffer from chronic pain, systemic tension, and stress, as well as assisting athletes of all kinds optimize their performance. Through consistent application of direct and effective practices, he helps people realign, rebalance, and restore their mobility, alignment, energy, confidence, and overall foundational health in order to help them harness the energy that is already inside of them in order to live a more enjoyable and healthier life.

Course description

This course will teach you what forward head posture is, why it can be detrimental to your overall health and happiness, and how to fix poor posture that often comes with sitting for long periods in a dysfunctional way.

Research shows that up to 80% of people suffer from postural dysfunction similar to forward head posture, upper crossed syndrome, text or tech neck, or whatever you want to call it. Anyone who sits for many hours a day, or those who don’t sit a lot but have a relatively sedentary lifestyle, can easily fall into the unhealthy patterns of this postural imbalance.

The course will start by describing what forward head posture is, its symptoms and causes, and how to tell if you have it. You will then learn several stretching and strengthening practices and how to use self-awareness to adjust daily habits and patterns to alleviate the issue.

Upon completion of this course, you will have the ability to:

  • Understand what forward head posture is.
  • Recognize the symptoms of forward head posture.
  • Know the causes of forward head posture.
  • Perform a self-evaluation for forward head posture.
  • Follow exercises to help alleviate forward head posture.
  • Adapt new habits and patterns for proper posture.
  • Understand how to properly set up the workplace in order to avoid postural issues.

This course is one of three online courses in the Functional Movement and Detoxification Bundle, which includes:

Click below to get all three of Phil’s routines (and receive 15% off—valid only when purchasing together in the same order).

Lesson plan

Section I | Welcome

1. Introduction & course outline

2. Forward head posture

3. How to get the most out of this program Posture challenge

Section II | Stretching

4. Warm up & upper body stretch Demonstration

5. Warm up & upper body stretch Routine

6. Stretches for forward head posture 

7. Shoulder mobility on foam roller Demonstration

8. Shoulder mobility on foam roller Routine

9. Shoulders & mid-back mobility on a pillow Demonstration

10. Shoulder & mid-back mobility on a pillow Routine

Section III | Strengthening

11. Strengthening moves for holding adjustments Demonstration

12. Strengthening moves Routine

13. Stretching and strengthening Full routine

Section IV | Habits & patterns

14. Therapeutic habit adjustments 

15. Self-Awareness & conclusion 

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