Good posture is often something that many people pay 'lip-service' to. We all know that it is important, but not many of us do too much to try to keep our posture looking good.
Good posture however, is about much more than just looking good. Your posture is a reflection of what your musculo-skeletal system is doing on the inside.
Poor musculo-skeletal alignment will cause an increase on the amount of stress on your joints, ligaments and muscles. This increased stress makes those structures more susceptible to wear and tear – and wear and tear in the joints and ligaments is what we all know as osteo-arthritis.
Chiropractors are aware that poor spinal alignment may cause spinal subluxations, which may lead to back pain, neck pain or headaches, as well as other symptoms.
At Chiropractic Solutions, we take posture very seriously.
Our chiropractors are trained experts at assessing your posture, and determining where the weak link in the chain may be. Once established, corrective adjustments and exercises can set you back on the path to good posture.
In some cases, long term postural changes have had the chance to “set-in” over many years, and may require more extensive treatment approaches to correct.
When this is the case, our chiropractors are trained to help you and provide options for home care including the use of Postural Traction Aids – which are designed specifically to make gradual changes to long-established poor postural patterns.
If you have concerns about your posture or that of someone close to you, why not talk to one of our Chiropractors.
Let Chiropractic Care help you to be the best that you can be.
What does the research say?
Normal upright posture is largely dependent upon visual, vestibular, soft tissue and skin mechanoreception all of which respond to Chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy. Morningstar, M. et al (2005). Reflex control of the spine and posture: A review of the literature from a Chiropractic perspective. Chiropractic & Osteopathy, 13(16); 1 – 17
Exercise prescription forms a large basis of Chiropractic management, segmental stretching and muscular chain therapy have been proven effective for treating postural deviations. Rosario, J.L et al (2012). Improving posture: Comparing segmental stretch and muscular chains therapy Clinical Chiropractic, 15(3); 121 – 128