Your posture is an important indicator of how your musculoskeletal system is functioning as a whole.
When your posture is in a less than optimal position it puts extra pressure on the muscles, joints and ligaments of your body. This leads to visual distortions and often pain through overworked muscles, inflamed joint and stretched ligaments.
At Karori Chiropractic we use photographic posture analysis. This technique allows detection and accurate description of posture anomalies, often finding mild issues that go undetected to the trained eye. Patients are then able to view their own posture to get an idea of the severity of the issues and have a better understanding of how their body is currently coping. It’s OK if you don’t want your photo taken! We also utilise sight and touch for our postural checks, which can also be very useful for checking variations in spinal curvatures and muscle contractions.
Our thorough history taking often gives us a clearer picture of how your posture came to be. We can then recommend lifestyle changes, stretches and exercises to reverse the posture anomalies when possible.
If you are after a thorough look at your posture, try out Karori Chiropractic – Wellington’s evidence-based chiropractor.