Poor posture is the posture that results from certain muscles tightening up or shortening while others lengthen and become weak which often occurs as a result of one's daily activities. There are different factors which can impact on posture and they include occupational activities and biomechanical factors such as force and repetition. Risk factors for poor posture also include psychosocial factors such as job stress and strain. Workers who have higher job stress are more likely to develop neck and shoulder symptoms.
Signs and Symptoms
Poor posture is the result of musculoskeletal distortion in the neck, and lower and upper back. Most people think of poor posture as simply slumping over, but that is not necessarily the case. Due to the variety of body types, incorrect posture differs from person to person. One person's proper posture can be incorrect posture for someone else and vice versa. Nevertheless, there are ways to determine poor posture. Some of the classic signs of poor posture include having a pot belly, rounded shoulders, and a jutted out neck and chin. Pot bellies result when the lower back experiences an exaggerated curve, thus pushing the internal organs, in the abdominal region of the body, toward the anterior of the body. Rounded shoulders and postural neck problems result from the excessive anterior curve of the cervical and thoracic spine.
Here at Duncraig Chiropractic we prefer to address poor posture with combined approach including 3 steps
Adjusting the spine – not all alignments of the spine are able to stay perfect throughout your lifetime. It’s our job to correct those ones for you
Exercise – movement is important for muscle tone and your general health and can significantly help your posture
Ergonomic guidelines – advice on what to avoid and how to sit, sleep and stand is huge for keeping your posture strong. We are here to guide you through with our specific guidelines covered in our free workshop
If you are concerned about your posture or the posture of your children please give us a call and one of our experienced chiropractors will be more than happy to do an assessment.
We love helping people – It’s what we do!
We are honest and genuine
We care about you and your goals
Our chiropractors are highly skilled and experienced
We are innovative constantly looking for new ways to help our patients
We use X-ray to rule out pathology and arthritic conditions. We don’t use them to look at postural stances
We have our own top of the line X-ray facilities on site
We are happy to work around your busy schedule so you get the care you need and do offer after hours appointments
HICAPS facilities available for you to claim private health rebates immediately
Family rates apply
Regular free workshop to extend your knowledge
Cosy atmosphere in our practice
Remedial massage services available
Easy parking at our front door
Very large and well-appointed treatment rooms
We work with you existing Physio’s, GP’s, OT’s etc
Happy to provide necessary paperwork to insurer’s, workplaces and other health providers
Regular progress examinations even when you’re feeling good at no extra charge
We are dog friendly – with a nice big back play area