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tcnews_dec_posturePosture is the position in which we hold our bodies while standing, sitting, or lying down. Good posture is the correct alignment of body parts supported by the right amount of muscle tension against gravity. Without posture and the muscles that control it, we would simply fall to the ground.

Normally, we do not consciously maintain normal posture. Instead, certain muscles do it for us, and we don't even have to think about it. Several muscle groups, including the hamstrings and large back muscles, are critically important in maintaining good posture. While the ligaments help to hold the skeleton together, these postural muscles, when functioning properly, prevent the forces of gravity from pushing us over forward. Postural muscles also maintain our posture and balance during movement.

Good posture helps us stand, walk, sit, and lie in positions that place the least strain on supporting muscles and ligaments during movement and weight-bearing activities. Correct posture:
  • Helps us keep bones and joints in correct alignment so that our muscles are used correctly, decreasing the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces that could result in degenerative arthritis and joint pain.
  • Reduces the stress on the ligaments holding the spinal joints together, minimizing the likelihood of injury.
  • Allows muscles to work more efficiently, allowing the body to use less energy and, therefore, preventing muscle fatigue.
  • Helps prevent muscle strain, overuse disorders, and even back and muscular pain.
The fact is, bad posture creates chronic pain in nearly 80% of the people who appear with chronic pain as their chief complaint. This is particularly true on the opposite ends of the spine, the neck and low back.

Your Chiropractor will evaluate the overall alignment of your body, from the head to toes. The presence of any variations from the ideal postural alignment can help your Chiropractor determine regions that may be weak or tight. Your chiropractor will work with you to develop customized techniques to improve your posture.

Some of these techniques may include specific spinal adjustments, gentle stretches, core strengthening exercises and advanced techniques to re-train your body and muscles in simple patterns of movement. Your body will 'relearn' what it was always meant to do.

To maintain proper posture, you need to have adequate muscle flexibility and strength, normal joint motion in the spine and other body regions, as well as efficient postural muscles that are balanced on both sides of the spine. In addition, you must recognize your postural habits at home and in the workplace and work to correct them, if necessary. By putting this knowledge into practice you can prevent the anatomical changes that can develop if poor posture is left uncorrected.

Use It Or Lose It In 2012!

This is something that you need to be aware of for sure....

Did you know that you lose private health fund benefits each year?

Most of our patients are unaware of this, so we thought we should let you know, so now's the time to use your entitlement before it's lost forever for Chiropractic Care/Treatment in our practice!

Choose to use your health fund entitlement.
Most health funds allow extras claims during a 12 month period, usually running calendar year from January till December.
Unused claims generally DO NOT carry over to the next year or so......

IF YOU DO NOT USE IT...YOU LOSE IT

With HiCaps® instant rebates on the sport; you can use your health fund benefit to achieve a pain free life, get a check-up, recover from injury, get back into your rehab classes, etc!
The choice is yours but as I have mentioned earlier - Use It Or Lose It In 2012!

Enjoy the rest of 2012 and be healthy as you can be, out of pain and enjoying the things in life that you are meant to and start 2012 refreshed and ready to go!

Don't miss out on the rebate you pay for! Call our practice today to schedule an appointment and take advantage of the funds still available to you before they run out. Call Us now!

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