Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.
I am a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line in the Beacon Hill Plaza. I am also a Certified Posture Expert and Certified Postural Neurologist with the American Posture Institute.I am also a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist.
Today I am going to share another case history with you.
I recently consulted with a teenager whose parents noticed something just wasn’t right with their child’s posture
, so they called and asked me if I would check it out.
As usual we started with the posture scan which showed significant forward head posture and a ribcage that was shifted significantly to the right.
I immediately sent this patient for some posture xrays which confirmed my suspicions; there was a 28 degree curve in the middle part of the spine between the neck and the lower back. In other words, a 28 degree scoliosis.
The postural correction program was discussed with the patient and both parents and started right away that very same day. The reason I am sharing this with you is the ‘takeaway’. The takeaway is that every single child needs to have their posture checked by a posture expert.
In this particular case, there would have been indicators 10 and even 12 years ago that there was a problem if this patient were assessed by a posture expert such as myself. And it would have been a heck of a lot easier to fix this problem 10 or 12 years ago when the curve
was say 8 degrees instead of 28 degrees.
And not only that, it would have saved both parent and child a whole bunch of mental/emotional grief. But, we are making our best effort to do what we have to do now.
Better late than never !! (Any curve over 40 degrees is a likely candidate for surgery.)
So parents, please make the time to get your kid’s posture checked. It is one of the most important things you will ever do for them!
And if you still unsure as to why, just come in and talk to me.
Here at Life Chiropractic Centre, posture checks are free of charge as they are part of your free initial consultation.
We offer this to the residents of Burlington as a community service.
To make your appointment, all you have to do is call 905 335 LIFE (5433).
Remember always that good posture is by design and not by circumstance. Life Chiropractic Centre …. helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington, Ontario.