Most of us are guilty of not paying enough attention to our posture. There are two types of posture: static and dynamic. Static posture refers to the position of the body when we stand, sit, or lie down, while dynamic posture refers to how we hold our body when we are moving, such as walking, running, or bending over. Ideally, we should try and keep our spine perfectly straight at all times, but the reality is that this is rarely the case.
Many people are surprised to learn that poor posture can have a variety of negative effects on our health and wellbeing, causing problems including:
Poor sleep quality/quantity
Headaches and migraines
Temporomandibular joint disorder
Fortunately, there are things that you can do to improve your posture, including visiting your chiropractor.
Chiropractors are experts in recognizing, diagnosing, and treating issues affecting the bones, muscles, and connective tissues. Your chiropractor will be able to determine how good (or bad!) your posture is just by looking at how you stand, sit, or lay, or how you perform certain movements.
Chiropractors use a range of different treatment techniques. The most common are spinal adjustments, which is where they use their hands to adjust the position of the spine to eliminate any areas of pressure. This will enable the spinal cord to function optimally and any symptoms associated with the poor posture are eliminated. Spinal manipulations shouldn’t be painful, but they can be uncomfortable.
Your chiropractor understands why good posture is important and will be able to advise you about things you can do to keep your posture as good as possible in your day-to-day life. This could include changing your mattress, altering your desk so that your body position is better while you work, or teaching you stretching exercises that you can perform to keep your spine straight and supported. They can also help you to develop good posture habits that could help to reduce the risk of future accidents/incidents in the future.
One of the best ways to improve your posture long-term is using StrongPosture exercises. We are delighted to be certified to offer this highly successful posture service which is designed to create bespoke treatment plans to improve patient posture and in doing so, the overall wellness of each individual.
Before you can begin a StrongPosture exercise plan, we will first need to perform a comprehensive assessment of the mechanics of your body movements, which we will do using a posture picture assessment.
Each StrongPosture exercise plan targets all three elements of good posture. These are balance, alignment, and motion, and treatment will focus on one area at a time. This will enable you to channel all of your concentration into building awareness and increasing your ability to control that element, which in turn will support you in changing your posture for the better.
In addition to improving your overall posture, some of the benefits of the StrongPosture exercise program include:
Relief from back, joint, and muscle pain that is caused by poor posture
Greater balance and equilibrium
Increased flexibility and range of motion
Breathe more easily
Reduced head and neck pain
Fewer headaches and migraines
Reduced stress and anxiety
Stand up straighter and look taller and more confident
Increased energy levels
Better athletic performance
Look and feel younger than before
If you have any questions about the importance of posture, or if you would like to find out more about StrongPosture, which is only available from selected certified practitioners, please call Comprehensive Chiropractic Center in Sunrise, Florida at (954) 807-2200 today.