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Posture Correction

Key Concept in Posture Correction

Foot/arch and toe strength have a correlation with upright position of your spine. If it is strong, core muscles in the trunk are being activated so it maintains upright posture against gravity.

Hip flexor (iliopsoas) muscles can get short with long time sitting and lack of stretching. In addition, weak hip muscles (Glutues medius and maximus) make lower back muscles inactive and slouched posture.

Thoracic spine and rib cage should be flexible to maintain good neck position. Stiff thoracic spine and inflexible ribcages make muscles in the trunk and around spine weak and develop forward head posture.

Protracted neck and rounded shoulder posture come together with slouched posture. So, it should be addressed with lower back lordosis, neck retraction and scapula retraction. Forward head posture results in posterior muscle tightness/stiffness with headache and anterior muscle group shortness.

If someone has mid-line myofascial restriction inside their body, it will keep pulling the spine forward and will make it difficult to maintain upright position. Once it is released with myofascial release technique, it will be much easier to make a good posture.

Posture Correction Protocol

Posture Correction Protocol

In the first session, we will take pictures of your posture in different position using PostureZone and will do exam to find out which body parts are contributing to your poor posture.

Make a treatment plan

Once the assessment is over, we will make treatment plan based on the assessment result to restore your posture most effectively

Posture Correction Program

Posture correction program is whole body concept and requires conscious effort in addition to the treatment in the office. The above main body parts will be addressed with customized exercise program and manual therapy to release scar tissues and myofascial restriction since it is difficult to be release with regular stretches.

 

Expected treatment sessions:

  • Mild to moderate posture dysfunction: 8-10 sessions
  • Moderate to severe posture dysfunction: 15- 20 sessions

Education and Home exercise program

Posture correction should be carried over in daily life to make the best effect. We will make video exercise program for the patient to practice out of the clinic. Also, ergonomic modification in sitting, shoes selection, proper sitting and standing position will be educated.