"How To Retire In
Dr Brad Ivanchuk here. I am a Burlington, Ontario Chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line in the Beacon Hill Plaza in Burlington, Ontario
I am also a Certified Posture Expert and Postural Neurologist with the American Posture Institute.
Today I am going to share with you a case history
because there are a couple of very, very important lessons we can learn from this case.
This patient was recently referred to me … a male in his early 50’s and his chief complaint was headaches.
So, we followed standard procedure. Consultation, health history, detailed posture scan and thorough examination.
I did send this patient for some posture xrays because I did not like what I saw on his posture scan.
Our next visit was his Report of Findings where we both sat down and had a very frank discussion about his posture scan and his xrays.
And he was utterly in shock!
He had terrible forward head posture in Posture Quadrant 1; hence the headaches. A curve in the second Posture Quadrant where there should be no curve. And his 3rd posture quadrant was a hot mess! His lower back was crooked, his pelvis was tipped and twisted, he had 2 degenerating discs at the very base of his spine and both his hip joints were arthritic! Big, big problem !!
This patient looked at me and said …. “Dr Brad! How could I get this way?! I have been going to the chiropractor since I was 16 years old! I am retiring in a few years and I want to play lots of golf with my 2 boys and ride my motorcycle.
This greatly concerns me!”
I then asked this patient 2 questions …. “ Was your prior chiropractic care focused on postural correction or at least postural maintenance?
And, were you getting your adjustments on a regular basis?”
He answered “No” to both questions. He said to me there was never any mention of posture and he only went to the chiropractor when he was feeling head-achy or when his back was giving him grief.
I have heard this story too many times before! People are looking forward to their retirement and all of a sudden their physical health is starting to fail them.
Now, I do not want this to happen to any of you so next time I am going to give you some ideas on how you can prevent this from happening to you.
If you do have any questions on this topic or any health concerns you or your kids may have, please call me.
Consultations here are always free of charge. These include a detailed posture scan.
Our phone number is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me by clicking on the link on our home page.
Remember that good posture is by design and not by circumstance.
Life Chiropractic Centre … helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives in Burlington, Ontario for over 25 years.