Dr Brad Ivanchuk here.
I am a Burlington, Ontario Chiropractor, Posture Expert, Postural Neurologist and Personal Training Specialist at Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
Over the past few weeks we have learned about the 4 different postural archetypes; the structural, dynamic, ergo and neuro.
It is very important for you to understand that they all have a propensity to developing thoracic hyper-kyphosis or hump-back. Especially the structural, ergo and neuro postural patterns.
Up to 40% of seniors will end up with thoracic hyper-kyphosis which takes many, many years to develop.
In fact, this posture distortion pattern like many others often times starts in the early childhood years.
What is even more important for you to understand is that thoracic hyper-kyphosis increases your risks of adverse health outcomes.
It can reduce your lung capacity by up to 30%, decrease your physical function capabilities and increase your risk of fractures.
Three supportive studies found that thoracic hyper-kyphosis increases early mortality (shortens your life-span) by 144%, increases the risk of death in females by 114% and increases the risk of fractures.
Compression fractures in the thoracic spine and skeletal fractures (eg. wrists and hips) from falling.
When surveyed, females with thoracic hyper-kyphosis report having more physical disabilities, have had to make more adaptations to their life-style and have more generalized fears.
The British Regional Heart Study found that men who lost 3cm in height or more due to thoracic hyper-kyphosis were 64% more likely to die of a heart attack.
But it does not have to be this way! Your posture system must never be ignored and this is where I can help you.
All you need to do is schedule an appointment for your free initial consultation which includes a detailed postural analysis and then I can show you everything you need to know about your posture system.
And then we can take it from there.
Our phone number is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me by clicking on the link found on our home page.
Remember that good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
Life Chiropractic Centre ….. helping families just like yours build vibrant, healthy, drug-free lives for over 25 years in Burlington, Ontario.