Find Out What is Causing Your Bad Posture

A flowchart about diagnosing bad posture.

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Do You Experience

  • Slouching?
  • Hunch back?
  • Difficulty or discomfort standing straight and tall?
  • Text neck?

Is Your Posture

  • Causing neck pain?
  • Lower back pain?
  • Sciatica?
  • Carpal tunnel symptoms?
  • Headaches?

Diagnose and Identify Your Posture Type

Conventional thinking around posture does not work.  Simply telling someone to “stand up straight” or trying to use will power does not work.  Sure, you can sit straight for 30 seconds – but as soon as you stop focusing on it, you end up slouching again. What’s worse for a lot people is it’s physically uncomfortable to maintain a healthy posture.

The best solution is to ‘correct’ the posture, so that it is more easy, more natural to hold the correct posture than to slouch. Of course there are many reasons for bad posture.  It could be anterior pelvic tilt, it could be forward head carriage or scoliosis.

Bad posture can start from trauma like a whiplash, or simply and more commonly, from sustained poor posture.  For example, spending too much time looking down at a screen causes classic ‘text neck’.

Dr. Ryan Hislop helping a patient.

Discuss your posture and concerns with one of our experienced chiropractors. Each have had at least 5 years of university training, and continually upgrade their knowledge and skills as a condition of our practice.

Once we understand your problem, we will proceed with comprehensive examination. Depending on your unique circumstances, the examination can include:

  • Orthopaedic testing
  • Neurological testing
  • Postural analysis
  • Gait analysis
  • Digital Weight Bearing X-Ray

Discuss Treatment Options

Once we diagnose the cause of your posture, we will discuss our findings with you. If you do not qualify for care we will explain who you need to see. If you do qualify for our specific care we will explain a carefully thought out ‘multi-model’ treatment plan. Depending on your individual needs, the treatment plan will include:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Trigger Point Release Therapy
  • Posture Corrective Exercise Program (Mirror Image Exercise)
  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Heel Lifts
  • Spinal Orthotics

Maintaining Good Posture

We will discuss lifestyle modifications and techniques. This will help you in preventing bad habits and maintaining good posture.

Why We are ‘Different’

We are no ‘ordinary clinic’. Our team cares. Each of us are advocates of better health and have our own ‘health story’. We know what it’s like to live in pain, how to treat it, and we want to help.

 

Enjoy our warm and friendly environment. Relax knowing that you are in the hands of a professional team who will treat you with respect, honesty and genuine care.

 

We are proud of our team, our practice and our results. See for yourself.

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