Posture

Posture Correction Chatswood

“Sit up straight and stop slouching!”

You’ve likely heard this since childhood. I certainly did! Little did my parents know that what they were instilling in me, to maintain a great tall, strong posture had such a deep physiological effect upon my body, and not just an aesthetically pleasing effect.
On the surface, good posture is essential as it helps you keep your bones and joints in proper alignment. This helps reduce the wear and tear on your joints and can decrease the strain on the ligaments that support your spine.

New research also indicates that maintaining a good or balanced posture can also help you use your muscles more efficiently and prevent fatigue. But the research, and the effect of good and bad posture, does not stop here.

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The Greatest Change in Posture

The greatest change in posture that we have noticed over the past 25 years has been the increase in forward head carriage and rounded shoulders seen with the amount of time being spent from an early age on electronic devices:

  • television
  • computers
  • tablets
  • phones
  • gaming

For example, when looking down at a cell phone in forward head posture, the amount of pressure to the cervical spine (neck) is heightened, causing an increased load by 20-60 pounds (9 – 27kg) to the cervical spine.

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Diseases Caused by Bad Posture

This threatens the ability of your body to operate and work effectively and efficiently, causing not only pain, but break down and can lead to the onset of dis-ease and eventually disease.

Diseases such as:

  • Headache;
  • migraine;
  • arthritis;
  • jaw problems;
  • bone, disk, ligaments, and muscle degeneration;
  • excess sweating;
  • weakness;
  • incoordination;
  • loss of flexibility;
  • muscle atrophy;
  • increase mortality rates;
  • increase fracture rates;
  • neck pain;
  • back pain;
  • cardiovascular disease;
  • shoulder problems;
  • decreased lung capacity;
  • poor sperm quality;
  • increase risk of injury;
  • poor concentration;
  • depression;
  • slow reaction time;
  • impaired cognitive function;
  • adult onset asthma;
  • diabetes;
  • obesity;
  • stroke;
  • increase cholesterol levels;
  • increase stressful hormones;
  • osteoporosis;
  • poor gut motility and digestion.
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Best Recommendation & Approach

The best recommendation when working with people with postural problems is to follow our ‘3-Legged Stool’ approach. Each leg of the stool is essential for the stool to remain standing. The same applies when we bring our three-pronged approach to care together. They all work great alone. However, they all work the best and allow people to gain fantastic results when all of these three items come together and form a sweet spot for success. They are:

  1. adjusting the spine in rhythm;
  2. breaking bad postural causing habits and replacing them with new effective ones; and finally
  3. introduce postural rehabilitation exercises.

This process helps to alleviate firstly any chronic pain or symptoms that may have occurred due to the postural problems. Once there is a reduction in symptoms, the breaking down of scar tissue, and the measurable postural and functional changes it is important to then focus on postural correction for prevention of chronic pain patterns, for the prevention of future musculoskeletal injuries, and for the prevention of further future physiological changes created by poor posture. Postural correction is the missing link in the prevention of chronic pain, the reduction of stress upon our body, and dis-ease. By focus on reducing risk associated with poor posture we help you to maintain proper alignment; improve your neurology and brain body connection; and reduce your stress load. Allowing you to Get Better, Stay Well, and to Feel Alive.