Posture And Balance

Hello everyone.

Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.

I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.I am also Certified Posture Expert with the American Posture Institute.

Last time we talked about Posture Quadrant #3; your 5 lower lumbar vertebrae and your pelvis.

We learned how this is the main stability posture quadrant of your spine stabilizing you internally as well as externally.

Internally, it stabilizes your digestion, elimination and reproduction systems.

Externally, problems here will result in lower back pain, sciatica (leg pain), sacroiliac pain and balance issues.

Let’s talk about balance.

People with spinal alignment issues and posture distortions in PQ #3 stabilize themselves differently against gravity because they perceive their bodies less accurately.

Balance, equilibrium and coordination will thus suffer during activity.

Let’s think how important this would be for as toddler who is just starting to learn how to stand, walk and run.

Or elderly folk who already have a greater risk of stumbling and falling.

And chronic back pain patients are less sturdy on their feet because they have more overall postural sway and less overall postural control.

As you can see, a healthy properly aligned posture system has numerous benefits throughout your entire lifespan.

More on this next time but in the meantime if you have any questions about your own health or your children’s health, please call me at 905 335 LIFE (5433).

Remember that good posture is by design and not by circumstance.

Life Chiropractic Centre is a family chiropractic and postural correction facility serving Burlington for over 25 years.

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