Dr Brad here. I am a Burlington, Ontario Chiropractor, Posture Expert, Postural Neurologist and Personal Training Specialist at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
Today and over the next few weeks we are going to learn about the different Postural Archetypes.
An archetype by definition, is a very typical presentation.
There are 4 different postural archetypes; structural, dynamic, ergo and neuro.
Today we are going to learn about the structural postural archetype which is characterized by people who spend a lot of time holding their head looking down at their cell phone, tablet or ipad.
Typically we will see children, teenagers and young adults in this group.
The truth about holding your head down in this position for extended periods is that it will increase the weight of your head by 40 to 60 pounds.
Imagine holding up a 10 pin bowling ball which is about the same size and weight as your head. Will it be easier to hold it right beside and close to your shoulder, or straight out in front of you with your arm fully extended?
Of course the latter would be much more difficult. Your arm would fatigue almost instantaneously.
The same principle applies to your head when looking down for extended periods. Your neck and shoulders are going to suffer resulting in headaches, migraines, neck pain, shoulder pain, breathing difficulties, postural instability, jaw pain and if left undetected and uncorrected, spinal degenerative arthritis in your neck.
And this is the last thing that you want!
But, this is where I can help you. All you have to do is make an appointment for your free initial consultation which also includes a free detailed postural analysis.
This way I can measure your posture and show you where the weaknesses are, and then give you my best recommendation for correction.
Our phone number here in Burlington is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found on our home page.
Remember that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
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