At Rebalance Chiropractic, postural assessment is an important part of your initial consultation. If looking at posture from the side, we should be able to draw a straight line from the floor upwards, through the ankle, knee, hip and shoulder joint and ear. With around 80% of the western world having a desk bound job, postural problems are becoming more common, and ‘ideal’ posture is becoming less common. The classic slouched posture when sitting weakens postural muscles and allows vertebra in the spine to edge forward which can be difficult to reverse without corrective intervention. Postural distortion can also arise from other injuries that have been left unresolved.
Aside from localised pain, forward postural imbalances can have other effects on the body such as shallow breathing and fatigue.
At Rebalance Chiropractic, we use Advanced Biostructural Correction, a technique that focuses on aligning the spine to allow it to support body weight optimally. As can be seen in these examples, a more upright posture can be achieved allowing the body to distribute weight more evenly through the skeleton, reducing the effort of postural muscles to maintain balance. Achieving these results can take time and will depend on the time and severity of problems you have. However, with joint commitment to your care, positive change will occur.