The Connection Between Stress And Posture 

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 a Certified Posture Expert and Certified Postural Neurologist with the American Posture Institute, and a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist.
To today we are going to learn about the connection between stress and posture.

Often times when I do a Report of Findings with a patient, they are surprised if not concerned when they see their posture scan and their xrays.

And the question I most often hear is; “Dr Brad … how did I even get this way in the first place?”

Well, there are 2 parts to the answer of this question which I would like to address today.

The first part is not having regular chiropractic care and doing the proper exercises specifically to maintain a healthy, upright and open posture system.

The second part is understanding what cause spinal misalignments and postural collapse and that is stress.

The 3 main types of stress are physical, mental/emotional and chemical.

Examples of physical stress are childbirth (both for mother and baby), childhood falls, sports injuries, concussions, whiplash injuries, work injuries, repetitive strain injuries etc.

Examples of mental/emotional stress are job insecurity, financial worries, unhealthy relationships, deadlines at work and at school, exam time for students etc.

Examples of chemical stress are substance abuse (alcohol, medication, recreational drugs), unhealthy food choices ( foods high in fat, sugar, refined and processed foods), and even working in a toxic environment.

We are all subjected to all 3 kinds of stress to some degree every single day of our lives. This is a fact of life.

Some will have more physical, some will have more mental/emotional and some will have more chemical depending upon lifestyle, job, hobbies etc. but we are all
subjected to all 3 types.

And stress either directly or indirectly affects our posture system and if stress is not managed properly, it will cause your posture system to collapse. But it doesn’t have to be this way and this is where I can help you.

All you have to do is call and schedule an appointment for your free initial consultation which also includes a detailed posture scan.

And then we can begin to investigate the areas of your posture system that are being affected by stress and make a plan to minimize the consequences.

Our phone number here in Burlington, Ontario is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link on our home page.

Remember 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, Onatrio.

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