Good posture is vital for proper musculoskeletal function, but many people’s posture is less than ideal. Lincoln German, DC, and Mikaela Foley, DC, at Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center in Manassas, Virginia, offer postural rehabilitation that corrects problems with your posture. Dr. German is a certified postural neurologist who evaluates all aspects of posture and balance to relieve common causes of back and neck pain. To find out how you can benefit from postural rehabilitation, call Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center today or book an appointment online.
Postural rehabilitation is a holistic approach to correcting postural problems. Posture is how you hold your body when you stand, sit, or lie down. Good posture places the least possible strain on your muscles, joints, and spine. It keeps musculoskeletal structures in alignment so you’re using the muscles properly, and helps prevent muscular pain and backache.
Good posture reduces joint wear-and-tear, helping to prevent osteoarthritis. It relieves strain on the spinal ligaments and prevents your spine from fixing in an abnormal position. Correct posture also helps you keep fatigue at bay because you use your muscles more efficiently, which requires less energy.
If you have poor posture, you’re far more likely to develop musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Postural rehabilitation corrects any errors in your posture, significantly improving your well-being.
Your back muscles form a kind of chain that enables them to work as a single unit. Therefore, a problem with one part of the muscle chain affects the way the rest of the chain functions.
Increased muscle tension can cause pain and dysfunction, leading to an imbalance between the muscle chains. Good posture isn’t as simple as standing straight and squaring your shoulders. It involves a complex interaction between your brain and nerves, which uses electrical and chemical impulses to produce movement.
Postural rehabilitation focuses on softening and lengthening the muscular chains. It treats the bone and muscle structures involved in postural unbalance to restore whole body function.
Dr. German, Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center’s certified postural neurologist, uses postural rehabilitation to assess various systems, including your musculoskeletal, vestibular, nervous, and endocrine systems, and improve how they function.
Postural rehabilitation plays a role in treating many musculoskeletal conditions as part of a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan. Problems that postural rehabilitation helps address include:
Dr. German has undergone specialty training with the American Posture Institute to provide patients with the benefits of this revolutionary therapy. He analyzes your posture and shows you how to make changes to optimize it and relieve discomfort.
To find out what postural rehabilitation can do for you, call Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center today or book an appointment online.