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Can Chiropractors Improve Posture?

Published : December 4, 2021

What are the benefits of having a correct posture?

Helps obstruct pain from occurring when doing daily activities, such as sitting at a desk or lifting weights
Helps prevent injury
Strengthens muscles
Allows for the body to move how it’s supposed to
Prevents any posture-related diseases from occurring in the future
Prevents certain syndromes relating to posture from occurring
Improves confidence

Having a correct posture can reduce the likelihood of suffering from pain and diseases in the future. A common and known disease relating to posture is arthritis. Arthritis is inflammation of the joints, and its likelihood increases as we age.

Poor posture can speed up the process of suffering from arthritis or even degeneration of the joints in the spine by disabling the joints to move freely and normally. Chiropractors are well versed in recognising poor posture and have multiple treatment methods to improve it.
Some people aren’t even aware that they have poor posture, and thus they are prone to developing posture-related issues.

So what exactly could poor posture look like?

Rounded shoulders
Winged scapula
Lack of the necessary spinal curves
Excessive spinal curves

All of the issues mentioned above can be improved through chiropractic care.

How can chiropractors improve posture?

Stretches and exercises to do at home
Instilling awareness of poor postural habits in you
Our chiropractors utilise different methods for improving general posture.

Upon the initial consultation, the chiropractor will take a posture photo, which can then be monitored for direct feedback after a certain number of visits. The chiropractor will then undergo the necessary treatment for you, and give you stretches and exercises to do at home so you can maximise the changes in your posture.

Chiropractic Health Geelong also offers products to help speed up the process. It is important to be aware that correcting poor posture isn’t a quick fix. Minor improvements can be noted within weeks, however, to fully correct poor posture can take between 6-12 months, as most people haven’t noticed their bad postural habits their entire lifetime.

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