How posture can affect your life

With the rise of technology and long work hours behind a desk, the importance of good posture has never been more vital and goes much further than how you walk. Posture is pivotal in many health areas, including development in children, but more so now in adults in terms of neck and other related pains. In recent years the cases chiropractors have dealt with relating to posture has skyrocketed and has no signs of slowing down with how much we are spending hunched over or in unnatural positions.

Often now, posture issues stem from more than just how we sit with our shoulders back. Postural problems can sprout from key areas in the body such as the forward head, rounded shoulders and where the pelvis is titled.

What can a chiropractor do?

With the increase of posture related issues each year, chiropractors are finding new ways to deal with the problems. When treating a posture related issues our chiropractors will first undertake an assessment of your posture to draw conclusions as to what is causing your pain. This is necessary to establish a baseline for your posture and can then pinpoint target areas to improve upon. The assessment may include:

  • Detailed postural observation
  • Muscle length and muscle control testing
  • Full spine assessment
  • Evaluation of functional tasks
  • Computer Analysis

Once the assessment has been completed, our chiropractors can screen for structural or muscle problems and make you aware of how your body reacts. In fixing posture related issues, education is key and takes a conscious effort from the patient to correct. Our chiropractors at Body Focus Chiropractic can provide assistance in maintaining good posture with a personalised stretching and exercising program that is suited to your needs. They will also use a hands-on approach to ensure that your posture is getting the manual adjustments that it needs.

The success of treatments will depend on the individual and the techniques being used by our chiropractors. Success is also linked to how long the patient has experienced the symptoms, the amount of degeneration occurring in the patient and on what type of pain the patient is experiencing. Long term posture issues may take longer than others to correct.

Want to find out more chiropractic information?

Get in touch with Shane today on (08) 8331 1888 or visit our clinic at 425 Portrush Road, Toorak Gardens