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 Postural Neurologist with the American Posture Institute.
Today we are going to discuss intelligent posture
Upright/erect posture is the most intelligent posture amongst all living things.
We have evolved from crawling around on all 4’s to hunched over caveman to an upright, erect bipedal being.
But somewhere along the way, something went terribly wrong.
Our posture system is collapsing.
We are becoming more caveman-like as we hunch over computers, cell phones and tablets etc.
The human posture system is de-evolving at the speed of technology.
Bad posture is mindless. There is no thought, no awareness, no preparation, it is reactive and this is how we develop bad posture habits.
Good posture on the other hand is mindful. There is a moment by moment awareness of where you are, what you are doing and what part of your body you need to stabilize.
Mindful posture is proactive as opposed to reactive.
Example …. you need to spend a couple of hours at your computer. So you think first how you are going to sit with healthy posture and when you are going to take your posture breaks.
Example …. you need to lift and move an object. So you plan it out first how you are going to perform this task without hurting yourself.
You remind yourself to engage your core muscles and lift with your legs and not to twist while carrying a heavy object.
Postural mindfulness needs to become habitual. It needs to become the ‘norm.’
More on this next time but if you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your kids may have, please call me.
Consultations at Life Chiropractic Centre are always free of charge and they also include a detailed posture scan.
The phone number to call to schedule your appointment is 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.