Varicose Veins: Are they Postural in Nature?

Varicose veins are hideous! There… I said it!

Even worse, they are the very observable sign of a weakened physiology. Said otherwise, they represent a weakness of a very simple mechanism: blood needs to go back to the heart once it has delivered its nutrients and oxygen to tissues.
Varicose veins have become enlarged and tortuous. And if it is true that veins in the legs are made up of valves that help with this task, the role of the leg muscles to do this effectively is definitely most important.

Leg muscles work against gravity to return blood to the heart. So what if these leg muscles do not function optimally? Can that affect the blood return? Can that be the cause of varicose veins?

My patients are often told they are old… and that this is why they present with varicose veins. What’s worse, these are often asymmetrical. So I tell them, if age is the main factor, why is it that one leg looks worse than the other? Are both legs 64 years old?

This is where addressing mechanics comes in! 2 major postural imbalances are responsible for the development of varicose veins:
–    An anterior scapular plane.
–    A pelvic tilt.

The anterior scapular plane patient presents with a thorax that is in front of the pelvis, when seen from the side. This postural imbalance increases the tension on the calf muscles and decreases their effectiveness to pump blood back to the heart.


The pelvic tilt will create a compression of the hip joint and tightness in the muscles of the hip, thigh and leg. This will lead to the asymmetry in the development of the varicose veins.

Luckily, to remedy both these postural imbalances, a revolutionary technique entitled Posturology manages and fixes these imbalances, often in a few weeks. Therefore, visual results are easily observable on patients presenting with this condition.

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2 Responses to “Varicose Veins: Are they Postural in Nature?”

  1. Maya Bialy February 14, 2013 at 12:38 am #

    I'm wondering if there are ways that pregnant woman can avoid developing varicose veins. Their whole center of gravity is off during the later part of the pregnancy and I wonder how effective the pelvic tilt would be in this case.

    • Mat Boule February 14, 2013 at 12:40 am #

      There is! with postural reprogrammation, we can shift the bodyweight to a balance point which will promote proper blood flow.