Chiropractic and Posture

Here at Logan Chiropractic and Wellness (Perth CBD) we do not just treat pain and injuries, we assist patients in improving their posture. Many are becoming more aware of their posture and has become a common presentation in our practise (Logan Chiropractic and Wellness). Our appearance tends to be the first prompt to correct our posture. However, poor posture affects our health more than just our physical appearance. Poor posture causes misalignment in bones and joints, increases likelihood of injury whether it is a simple lower back strain or a sporting injury to an arm, leg, knee, ankle. Poor posture increases strain on muscles, ligaments and joints. Our patients with poor posture at Logan Chiropractic and Wellness have shown to have a correlation with digestive system and mood.

What do we describe as good posture at Logan Chiropractic and Wellness?

A neutral spine where your shoulders are relaxed, head is sitting over the spine and the hips are sitting neutrally not tilted forward. At Logan Chiropractic and Wellness our patients tend to ask what is the best posture? Being in any one particular position for prolonged periods tends to be the “worst posture”, the key is movement. On average most of us have 360 joints in our body, we are designed for movement. Therefor a mobile body would be classed the most ideal posture at Logan Chiropractic and Wellness (Perth CBD).

Most individuals identify their poor posture when looking in a mirror noticing their shoulders are rounded, one shoulder may be higher than the other and their resting position is hunched over. An increased arch in the lower back also indicates poor posture. Pain is also a symptom of poor posture.

What are some of the reasons and causes of poor posture seen at Logan Chiropractic and Wellness (Perth CBD)

  • Stress
  • Weight gain/ Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Weak postural muscles
  • Tight muscles
  • Anxiety, Depression
  • Previous injury
  • High heeled shoes
  • Heavy backpacks
  • Medical conditions
  • Genetics
  • Repetitive movements

How poor posture can be fixed at Logan Chiropractic and Wellness (Perth CBD)?

A chiropractor can help correct your posture! Your chiropractor may perform manual adjustments, soft tissue release or other low force techniques such as drop piece, activator or mobilisations through the joints. Strengthening exercises may also be prescribed to correct and improve poor posture.

You can help improve your posture by lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, movement, a healthy diet, appropriate footwear, correct posture when sitting at desk and work space set up, managing stress and simply being aware of when you are slouching and feel your posture is not right.

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