One of our focuses within our practice is our patient’s longevity and reversing the biological aging process. Posture is one of the major ways in which we do this for our patients. Due to computer screens, phones, sedentary lifestyles, and driving long distances generationally posture has gotten worse. Our goal with the Posture Program is to rewire the subconscious and engage the muscles to hold the ideal posture. Even in children, we see posture-based diagnoses that we had not previously seen until ages 30 and older.
Our program can be summed up in three categories Balance, Alignment, and Motion.
We will be doing a screening using a program that will assess the alignment of all angles throughout this program to track the results of the posture shift.
Posture is how we balance our bodies. The saying of you is as strong as your weakest link applies when it comes to balance. There is a chain reaction when there is a poor posture which typically results in poor balance as well. The body will unconsciously shift and use different muscles to maintain balance. Some of these muscles the body becomes reliant on for balance are not strong enough to have that dependency and at the same time some of the muscles that are supposed to be developed and strengthened to be utilized in day-to-day function become weaker.
This goes hand in hand with our chiropractic, the posture over time determines whether we stay in alignment or not. We have no wish to see our patients for the same issues over their lifetime. By addressing the alignment of how we sit and do activities throughout the day we can combat the speeding up of the biological aging process.
As stated above, the body will unconsciously shift and use different muscles to maintain balance, especially when active. Which causes a higher risk of injury when weaker muscles that the body is relying upon are used under stress. We need a motion for Connecting, Controlling, and Contracting. Connection of the bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, discs, synovial fluid, and fascia by taking the body through motion in a controlled setting we can start to retrain the body to use the muscles intended. Which decreases the risk of tear, spasms, and cramping when put under stress. By implementing motion in conjunction with posture we will see a full range of effective exercises and utilization of muscles.