Posture is the position that we hold our bodies while we are standing, sitting, or lying down. To have good posture, the entire body's systems of joints, muscles, fascia, ligaments, and tendons must be working efficiently and correctly. With so much demand today built around computer work, sitting, or texting, we find it hard to reestablish good posture. Most of us might not even know what good posture feels like anymore. Good posture allows us to move, breathe, and feel better. Poor posture is a leading cause of musculoskeletal injuries and should be addressed whether you are symptomatic or not.
Common presentation of poor posture that can be brought on by poor ergonomic and lifestyle patterns.
Different types of curvatures require individualized treatment plans.
EXAMPLES OF POOR POSTURE
Anterior head carriage
Constant muscle tightness
Excessive anterior pelvic tilt
Excessive lumbar extension (Hyperlordosis)
Excessive midback flexion (Hyperkyphosis)
Improper foot support
Internally rotated hips
Internally rotated knees
Lack of pelvic tilt
Lack of proper spine curvature
Malalignment of limbs
Straighten of curvatures
Everyone can relate to looking down at our phones for a prolonged time. Cellphone use can place an abnormal amount of stress and compression on our spine that goes beyond our neck. This posture creates a domino effect of dysfunctions throughout the body.
Posture is the foundation to function. If you cannot stand correctly, you cannot move correctly, and our team of doctors pride themselves on their ability to restore posture. We utilize cutting-edge techniques that challenge the body, educate the patient, and produce long-lasting results. While under our care we give our patients the tools they need to succeed, including education on their specific condition and workplace ergonomics.