Straighten Up For Better Health

Chiropractors and Physiotherapists agree…

One of the topics that Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and most other health professionals all agree on is that people with better posture are usually in better health than people who slouch.

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the effects of slouching are gloomy at best

The Importance of Good Posture –

Why Chiropractors and Physiotherapists believe it’s so powerful! 

Your Posture is the Window to Your Spine! This means that if your posture is bad then your spine less healthy than it could be. Signs of a bad spine include:

1. Osteoarthritis

2. Disc Bulges

3. Pinched Nerve

4. Somatovisceral effects (Decreased organ function)

The symptoms are most obvious and include things such as:

1. pain

2. difficulty breathing

3. asthma

4. poor concentration

and many more things.

How Can You Correct Your Posture?

That is a super question to ask a Chiropractor, Physiotherapist or Massage therapist.

Here is my to do list for correcting posture:

1. STRAIGHTEN UP! this one’s obvious

2. Wall Stand

– Back against the wall

-Hands on shoulder tips

– Elbows down 45 deg and touching wall

-Lift chest bone

-Head touching wall with chin tucked in

-Hold position for 2 minutes daily

3. Lay on floor

– Flat on Back with rolled up towel (or similar) under spine at level of shoulder blades.

– Hold for 10 minutes daily

note:

– bend knees if lower back hurts

-place pillow under head if dizzyness or pain in neck

-consult your chiropractor or physiotherapist if pain persists

4. Use Lumbar support in cars or on couches if required.

5. Perform Straighten up Australia exercises.

Adult Version

Children Version

Many times patients make excuses about poor posture but i’m sure if their spine was on their face (like teeth) they will take a lot better care of it. Spines need to be cared for so they can care for you back.

It takes around 6 weeks to ‘learn’ good posture and isn’t easy but the longer you leave it, the worse it will get.

Consider your health and the health of your family. Straighten up and live healthier with this Chiropractor’s Advice!
Dr. Sam Hwaylo

Chiropractor