Posture Correction

Your mother was 100% right all along!! Sit up straight and notice your posture.

It has taken me over 28 years of chiropractic practice to realize and understand what our mothers have known innately since the beginning of time.

Many of our health problems, chronic pain, low energy levels, low self-esteem, headaches, shoulder pains and lower back pains stem from poor posture.

In this modern industrialized age we live in, there are hundreds of causes for poor posture: sitting at a desk hunched over a computer, long hours driving, commuting to work or simply stuck in traffic, sitting on couches or lazy boy chairs for hours at a time, too soft or hard a pillow or bed, too many pillows, or not enough of them…..the list goes on.

Now studies have shown other effects of poor posture – shortened life expectancy, in other words, early death.

“A recent Australian study found that after the age of 25, every single hour of television – i.e. slouching on the couch – reduced the viewer’s life expectancy by 21.8 minutes.”

“English researchers found that those people who sat the most more than double their risk of developing diabetes and had a 147% increase in their risk for cardiovascular disease, even if they exercised.”

There are so many more studies, too many to list here (please ask me for them), showing how posture can negatively affect blood flow, cause spider veins, wreak havoc to the gastrointestinal system,  increase testosterone and lower corisol levels or simply improve self-esteem and overall happiness.

I now want to focus on what you can do simply, easily and inexpensively to correct and stabilize your posture, and reduce stress, strain and pain.

Below you will find the products I have used and continue to use on a regular basis. I know they work. I have an old fracture/broken bone in my lower back, considered to be of the ‘bad’ variety, so I know what works and what doesn’t. Full stop, plain and simple.

The following products are great. They will reduce the stress and tension of sitting or standing for hours. Feel free to click on the links to investigate them. I have included the links that best explain the products and their uses. I can answer your questions by phone or email. Many of these products are available at a discounted price.

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Health Bridges

A set of three curved wooden orthopedic devices that help correct postural distortion, a medical term for poor posture. The unique curved design of Health Bridges expands the chest, rotates and lifts the shoulders and stretches the muscles and ligaments. A slot up the middle of each Bridges accomodates the spinal column and eliminates pressure on this area. This product is used by Professional sports teams, Chiropractors, Sports trainors and Therapists, construction firms, computer workers etc. or anyone who would labor under the threat of back trouble.

How It Works

Serola Sacroiliac Support Belt

Solution for: Lower Back Pain, Piriformis Syndrome, Hip, Upper Leg, Pelvic Pain, and Pelvic Girdle Dysfunction (PGD)

The New Serola Sacroiliac Belt re-establishes the joint’s normal motion by providing the correct balance of resistance and resilience. Give them your measurement and they will custom create one just for you. Because of the stability the New Serola Sacroiliac Belt gives to the base of your spine, strength is increased throughout your back, hips, and legs, and your chances of injury are lessened considerably during work or play:

Designed to compress and support the sacroiliac joints 3″ wide SI belt supports the sacroiliac joints relieving stress and instability,Breathable, moisture-wicking, and hypoallergenic Serola Belt Instructions – Positioning & Placement

Serola Golf Stability Video

 

Posture Jack

The PostureJac is a revolutionary device to restore posture. Created by Dr. Howard Makofsky, Professor of Physical Therapy, it employs the Spinal Corkscrew Mechanism to give your back a lift.

The PostureJac is an action device. Recruiting active muscle involvement, it instills a new posture “normal” in muscle memory, called kinaesthetic awareness.

Posture Pump

Posture Pump is a doctor recommended spinal health care product. It is designed for home care neck and back pain relief. Posture Pump reinforces your neck and back’s NATURAL CURVED SHAPE and HYDRATE the discs & joints. Even if you do not experience back pain or neck pain, Posture Pump can be used as a preventative tool in keeping your spine healthy.