Posture & Chiropractic
What Makes up a Posture?
A chiropractor searches for the problems at the root of poor posture, analysing spinal curvature, movements and alignment.
Your chiropractor will assess your posture.[/caption Some of the postural analyses a chiropractor undertakes includes assessing a patient for:
- Forward Head Posture
- forward tilting of the pelvis
- differences in height of the shoulder
- leveling of the hips or pelvis
- increase rounding of the rib cage
- changes in gait (walking)
- alignment of the knees
- tilting of the head
Achieving Good Posture
Good posture is simple and eloquent by design in form and function.
The body is designed to have the head, rib cage, and pelvis perfectly balanced upon one another in both the front and side views.
If the posture is deviated from normal, then the spine is also deviated from the normal healthy position.
Unfortunately, abnormal posture has been associated with the development and progression of many spinal conditions and injuries including: increased muscle activity and disc injury, scoliosis, work lifting injuries, sports injuries, back pain, neck pain,headaches, carpal tunnel symptoms, shoulder and ankle injuries as well as many other conditions.
Additionally, postural abnormalities in adolescent years have been recognized as one of the sources of pain syndromes and early arthritis in adulthood.
Therefore, posture should be checked and corrected in children before more serious problems can occur.
The good news is that postural issues can be corrected, and even in most instances be reversed. The chiropractors at Discover Chiropractic Centre check the postural alignment of many different body types every day.
Your chiropractor will assess your posture and offer you Chiropractic Spinal Corrective Care or Chiropractic Biophysics to help you maintain better health in the long term.
Being 5 year university train, the chiropractors at Discover Chiropractic are skilled in body mechanics and alignment.
When working working towards postural correction with the team at Discover chiropractic, you will be given specific postural corrective exercises to strengthen your spinal muscles, which will include your core postural muscles.
There will also advise you on how to improve your posture while walking, working, sleeping and any other activity you do on a regular basis.
Posture is the window to the spine and nervous system. Abnormalities in posture
Remember – It is never too early or too late to start to making a positive change to your posture!
Call Discover Chiropractic Centre today for a postural assessment.