Posture correction and forward head posture assessment is provided by our Sydney Chiropractor at Advanced Sports Chiropractic. Poor posture can cause issues with your spine and nervous system or can be an indicator of another problem.
Our Chiropractor has a keen interest in assessing your posture. This may include identifying possible contributing factors of poor posture including work, sleep, or other lifestyle habits, in order to begin the process of forward head poor posture correction.
Poor Posture Correction Treatment
Treatment may involve:
- identification and education on contributing lifestyle factors
- correct posture advice during standing, sleeping, sitting, lifting, etc
- loosening of tight muscles due to poor posture
- stretching and strengthening of muscles affected by poor posture
- to restore normal movement of joints by mobilization of the spine
Effects of Poor Posture
Examples of when poor posture usually occurs includes when someone is either slouching with their head forward reading a book, long periods of sitting at a desk, playing on an ipad, or driving a car for extended periods. The slouching position causes a strain on neck joints and muscles leading to a misaligned or fixated spine. This misalignment can affect the function of the nerve and any part of the body supplied by that nerve.
Poor posture can also cause a forward tilt of the pelvis which can lead to lower back pain or sciatica, and then to excessive joint wear and tear such as arthritis and disc degeneration.
Therefore, poor posture if not corrected, can lead to:
- A sore neck or sore lower back
- Tight muscles
- Joint stiffness, pain and arthritis
- Back injuries
- Serious affects on your health long term
These are just some of the problems that may be caused due to poor posture.
Luckily, changing the types of shoes, pillows, mattresses or chairs along with improving your postural habits, can help fix this before it impacts your health.
If you would like to improve your posture, then call us at Advanced Sports Chiropractic today to arrange a posture assessment.