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A Healthy Posture for a Healthy Life

Your Mississauga Chiropractor is a firm believer that your spine needs to be in optimal alignment in order for you to be at your best. When your spine is under stress, it’s possible to see dysfunction exist with or without pain. Additionally, a dysfunction in your extremities can be a result of poor posture, like a shoulder limitation can be related to misalignment in the neck and upper back. So it’s important to maintain good posture for many reasons!

Your posture can be a result of your everyday lifestyle and work demands. So it’s never good to compare your posture to someone else’s. Also, someone’s external alignment may only be a window to what’s actually changing on the inside of your body. It’s best to compare your structure to an ideal one. For example, when standing, an ideal posture would have your ears in line with your shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles from a side view. Even being mindful of this structure can change how you carry yourself throughout the day.

Everyday demands can change the way that we carry ourselves, more commonly with work postures and the everyday use of electronics, especially cellphones. Prolonged postures, if held for extended periods and frequently, can lead to permanent changes as the body learns to settle with everyday demands. So it’s important that you are mindful of your posture, so you know the necessary changes that need to be made so such changes will not settle on your spine. AND THERE’S MANY REASONS WHY! A good posture can affect far more than just the way you look! It has a major impact on a lot of important functions. This includes fatigue, chronic health (musculoskeletal, digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, reproductive) problems, mood, concentration, energy, focus, and even overall movement/performance (which includes sports, work and other everyday demands).

The work of Chiropractic is to assess and improve posture through adjustments, education, and postural exercises. As your posture has an impact on overall function and health, Chiropractic can help you be at your best, especially when geared to improving your overall structure. Your Mississauga Chiropractor is best at detecting your postural changes and giving you the best strategies to improve the way you carry yourself every day. If you have any question or would like to talk to one of our Chiropractors today, please contact us at (905)821-4951.  

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