Chiropractors providing proven methods to improving posture
The doctors at Concept Chiropractic and Rehab identify postural dysfunctions on a daily basis. Concept Chiropractic is dedicated to helping correct postural problems, as a healthy and functional posture is crucial to overcoming muscular balances and weakness. A balanced posture is an integral part of an inclusive health evaluation and treatment program.
Having a balanced posture mainly depends on the function of these structures: your skeleton/joints, your soft tissues/muscles, and the communication between your brain and your body. If there is a difference in the functional or anatomic length of your legs, or if your stabilizing joints (ankles, knees, hips/pelvis, and cervical spine) experience a faulty range of motion, imbalanced stress on your body can occur, which may lead to postural problems. Weakened muscles may reduce the body's capacity to keep proper balance.
Does my posture have an effect on my health?
Normal posture is the ultimate balanced position your frame should have to offset the strength of gravity whenever you sit, drive, walk, run or even sleep. You might have abnormal posture when your muscles are not strong enough to stabilize and support your body in its effort versus gravity.
Health conditions associated with abnormal postures
- Repetitive overuse injuries
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Weakened sports performance
- Increased recovery time from injury
How can Concept Chiropractic help improve my posture?
In most cases, poor posture may be significantly improved. At Concept Chiropractic, your posture, along with your complete health history, will be thoroughly evaluated. While each patient's case is treated individually, your doctor at Concept Chiropractic will complete a postural analysis of you during your initial visit, to obtain specific measurements and establish what the source of your abnormal postural condition is. X-ray analysis may be required, and often essential information can be extracted through an analysis of your standing posture.
During the evaluation of your posture, imbalances in your neck, shoulders, pelvis, torso or feet may be revealed. The staff at Concept Chiropractic may also conclude that your postural condition would be expected to improve with postural correction exercises, strengthening exercises, rehabilitative exercises and/or a supportive product for when you are sleeping, sitting at your desk, walking or lying down.