At Lifepath Chiropractic, we use Posture Analysis protocols to detect, analyze and correct postural distortion patterns that interfere with your body’s ability to function normally.
Dr. Politylo promotes proper posture as a key factor in optimal health and wellness. Besides good posture showing confidence, it also allows your body to remain in balance and experience pain-free movement and enhanced physiologic functioning. Poor posture can cause additional stress on your entire body, including spinal degeneration and diffuse pain.
Common Signs of Bad Posture
If you experience any of the following three symptoms, you should schedule an appointment for a posture analysis with us right away. These signals indicate the presence of postural distortions, which means there is likely a misalignment of your spine:
- Inability to sit without pain or discomfort
- Pain or fatigue after sleeping
- Inability to stand without pain or discomfort.
The benefits of proper posture:
- Keeps bones and joints in the correct alignment so that muscles are being used properly and efficiently
- Helps decrease the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces that could result in arthritis
- Optimizes breathing, digestion, and circulation
- Prevents strain or overuse injuries
- Prevents backache, neck pain, headache, and diffuse muscular pain
- Contributes to confidence and a good appearance.
Consequences of poor posture:
- Potentially decreased life span (up to 14 years)
- Chronic fatigue, muscle fatigue
- Headaches, neck and back pain
- Digestive problems
- Problems sleeping
- Circulatory & respiratory issues
- Increase in falls
- Concentration problems
- Spinal degeneration, arthritis, disc herniations
- Knee & ankle problems
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
Static Postural Analysis
Static Postural Analysis enables a chiropractor to see if a patient exhibits any deviations at resting posture. The analysis will help identify muscle imbalances, which will allow Dr. Politylo to design the most effective exercise regimen and postures for patients.
When we assess your static posture, we observe how your body is aligned and correlate your static posture with the four main types of posture deviations that we can identify. This includes assessing your front (anterior) and back (posterior) tilt, as well as the elevation (height) and rotation of your standing position. During a static postural analysis, we observe the following:
- Are the shoulders in line and level?
- Are the hips in line and level?
- Are the knees in line and level?
- Is the head shifted to the right or left?
- Are the ears level?
Dynamic Postural Analysis
Dynamic Posture is a term used by sports coaches and other health practitioners when referring to movement patterns (as opposed to posture patterns) and body alignment during physical activity. To avoid injuries, a person’s dynamic posture often needs improvement as misalignments can result in pain and potential injury.
The simple act of correcting your posture can enhance the quality of your life and have a positive effect on your overall health. Good posture also promotes efficient movement and enhances endurance while contributing to an overall feeling of well-being!