Postura grew out of Dr. Ruch's desire for a greater level of understanding
of spinal anatomy, and how spinal pathology can affect many other organ
systems. The spine is a complex structure and is difficult to examine. Even
among medical professionals, the study of spinal anatomy is often minimal.
Dr. Ruch, with the assistance of several of his students, made an extensive
series of meticulous dissections over the course of more than five years.
These specimens, and their comparative xray or MRI images, have been carefully
photographed and edited to show clearly how traumatic and degenerative changes
to the spine can affect the nervous system and other organs.
These photographs are now available in 35mm slides and in overhead transparancies,
directly from Postura.