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Here at our Richmond clinic, many of our patients come to Adaptive Chiropractic initially because of poor posture. In many cases, they know their posture isn’t ideal, but they are not sure where to begin: posture braces, exercises, stretches or receiving treatment.
Fortunately, we are able to provide the best posture correction and rounded shoulders solution for you. To begin, we first look for the exact areas causing the problem. We can then adjust and correct the spine alignment, allowing you to engage muscles that have been overcompensating over the years.
As part of our approach, we will also advise you on how to implement an ongoing management and care plan that you can take home with you. With our help and support, you will hopefully be able to maintain a correct posture for the years to come.
What is "good posture"?
Good posture is often thought of as standing up straight with your shoulders back. However, there is more to good posture than just that. Good posture actually means aligning your body in a way that puts the least amount of strain on your muscles and joints. When you have correct posture, your joints are aligned properly, and your muscles can work more efficiently. This alignment also helps to reduce the risk of injury and can alleviate neck and back pain. While it may take some time to develop good posture habits, the long-term benefits are well worth the effort. By improving your posture, you can enjoy better overall health and a reduced risk of pain.
The consequences of having poor posture
Did you know that poor posture contributes to many back and neck conditions? Consistently poor posture will lead to your joints and soft tissues adapting to the new “normal”, which makes correction more difficult the longer it has been going on. The consequences of poor posture include:
- Discomfort and back pain
- Lack of mobility and reduced flexibility
- Repeated injuries in sport as a result of muscle imbalances or weakness
- Stiff joints
- Core muscle weakness leading to incontinence
- Tight joints or muscles, especially in the chest, shoulder and hip areas
Can posture problems cause headaches?
It is a common belief that poor posture can cause neck-related headaches. This is because when you have bad posture, your neck is not in alignment with your spine, placing extra pressure on the muscles and nerves in your neck. That additional pressure can result in neck pain and tension headaches. However, it is important to note that not all headaches are caused by bad posture. Sometimes, headaches can be caused by other things, such as muscle strain or pinched nerves. If you are unsure what is causing your headaches, it is best to see a doctor or chiropractor for an accurate diagnosis.
Chiropractic solutions for posture correction and rounded shoulders
Chiropractic care is a crucial step in the initial diagnosis and treatment of poor posture and rounded shoulders. However, one of the most vital steps for your future wellbeing is a good management plan that provides you with the right exercises needed to strengthen the right muscles, so your posture remains appropriately positioned, and you can minimise the chances of reverting back to old habits.
What to expect from your posture correction treatment
Generally, your first posture correction treatment will last up to 30 minutes and can be done straight after your examination and postural analysis. Most of our patients experience results from their very first treatment. Our chiropractors’ gentle yet effective alignment techniques are gentle enough for children and are able to restore function and movement for athletes and seniors alike.
A chiropractor in Richmond that truly cares for your wellbeing
Here at Adaptive Chiropractic, our chiropractic care approach is holistic. We use gentle yet powerful chiropractic techniques, providing fast and effective pain relief, but also support you to reach and maintain optimal health.
Our chiropractors are passionate about wellbeing and preventative care. They treat a wide range of people, from infants to senior adults and elite athletes. While they focus on spine related treatments and posture correction, Dr Anthony also assists patients with pregnancy related pain and migraines. He cares about not just his patients’ experience, but their education as well.
Easy access and quality care in our Richmond clinic
Located near Richmond train station, Adaptive Chiropractic provides outstanding posture correction therapy in a warm and inviting practice. With our convenient location, we are able to serve clients coming in from Melbourne, particularly Richmond. We believe in providing a fun and safe working environment, not just for our patients but also for our practitioners.
Our chiropractors have worked in Richmond for over 10 years, and are uniquely positioned to understand and serve the health and wellbeing needs of the local community. Our practitioners care more because they are looked after well, allowing them to focus on their patients.