Dr Brad Ivanchuk is a Burlington chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre which is a family chiropractic facility.
He is also a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist and a Certified Posture Expert with the American Posture Institute.
Today’s health topic is how to check yourself and your children for potential shoulder problems.
Your shoulder joints are one of the most frequently used joints in your body.
And they are also the most unstable joint in your body.
Recall what we learned last time that a lot of the time, you can have shoulder problems without feeling any pain.
Here are the signs you would look for to determine if you or any of your children are headed for future shoulder problems; shoulders that are rounded forwards, humping of the upper back, forward head posture, one shoulder is higher than the other, shoulder blades that stick out instead of lying flat against the rib cage, upper chest breathing instead of diaphragmatic or abdominal breathing, and un-even shoulder flexibility.
Symptoms that would indicate future shoulder problems would be numbness, tingling and diffuse pain in the wrists and hands when carrying something, lifting something and any over-head activities.
If you or any of your children have any of these signs or symptoms, you need to get in to see me right away.
The sooner we can correct the problem the better.
Remember that consultations and posture checks in our office are always free of charge.
Family appointments are also available where we can check your whole family at the same time.
And the reason for this is because spinal problems do tend to run in families.
Our phone number here is Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me by clicking directly on the link on our home page.
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