"Postural Correction Helps Shoulder Pain"

Hello everyone.

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 an American Posture Institute certified Posture Expert and Postural Neurologist. And a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist.

Today we are going to talk about postural correction for shoulder pain.

Specifically, subacromial impingement which is a common shoulder injury in sports that require overhead motions such as throwing a baseball, football, shooting a basketball and swimming for example.

A new study on this condition showed that the athlete often times also has a problem in their neck and this is what I would like to share with you today.

Two patients in this study – a collegiate swimmer and an elite high school quarterback – both had shoulder pain and weakness which was affecting their athletic performance.

But neither of them reported having any neck pain.

A postural assessment however revealed that they both had very poor posture.

In Posture Quadrant 1 and 2 especially.

Specifically Forward Head Posture in PQ 1 and slouched and forward rounded shoulders in PQ 2.

And we have talked about this many times before how these particular postural distortions can affect ones shoulders.

Standard treatment on the shoulders only had very little effect for these two athletes.

But when the treatment protocol was changed – chiropractic adjustments to correct the postural distortions and reverse posture exercises to support the postural correction -- both athletes were able to return to their individual sport with no further issues.

Now, this is a great example of why most chiropractors, especially those who focus on postural correction, take the whole patient into consideration and evaluate the entire posture system, not just the problem area. Because the problem area is often times not the real problem!

If you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your kids may have, please call me.

Remember that consultations in our office are always free of charge and they include a detailed postural analysis.

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.

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.

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