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Which Posture Are You Presentation M Oolderversions

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Bad posture increases pressure on your spine and can compress your internal organs. …

Bad posture increases pressure on your spine and can compress your internal organs.
This can lead to issues including:
Tension
Soreness
Headaches
Back pain
Fatigue
Bad posture can also diminish our breathing capacity by as much as 30%.


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  • 1. National Chiropractic Care Week – May 24 to 30, 2010 Up to 90% of people have poor posture
  • 2.
    • Bad posture increases pressure on your spine and can compress your internal organs.
    • This can lead to issues including:
      • Tension
      • Soreness
      • Headaches
      • Back pain
      • Fatigue
    • Bad posture can also diminish our breathing capacity by as much as 30%.
      • Respiratory problems
      • Chest tightness
      • High blood pressure
      • Poor digestion
  • 3.
    • Good posture is the correct alignment of body parts supported by the right amount of muscle tension against gravity.
    • Proper posture keeps muscles, ligaments, bones and internal organs in their natural position .
    • Good posture can help you to breathe better and reduce fatigue.
    • Good posture can also increase self-confidence.
  • 4.
    • Correcting bad posture takes discipline, but the benefits are worth it.
    • The first step is understanding the bad posture habits of our.
    • So which posture are you?
  • 5.
    • As we tend to our daily activities as a Mum, posture is the last thing on our minds.
    • 70% of women will, at some time in their lives, report low back pain.
    • 1/3 of pregnant women claim low back pain is a significant problem.
    • Common posture problems
    • Uneven hips
    • Forward Head Posture
    • Dowager’s Hump (or increased kyphosis)
    • Pelvis forward (or increased lordosis)
  • 6.
    • Long-term computer use can lead to shoulder, arm, hand and neck problems, and issues with balance and coordination.
    • Over 45% of office workers experience neck pain.
    • Back pain is the third most common reason for taking time off work.
    • Lifting heavy weights, bending and twisting, and, of course, working in the same position for extended periods are related to the onset of low back symptoms.
    • Common posture problems
    • Forward Head Posture
    • Round Shoulders
    • Rotated Hips
  • 7.
    • It’s not uncommon for prolonged poor posture to occur in the garden.
    • Bending over seeding, weeding and watering, digging, carrying buckets, pushing wheelbarrows and lifting if done the way can place stress on our body.
    • In Australia 75% of DIY injuries presented at an Emergency department occur in a residential setting, particularly the garden.
    • Common posture problems
    • Dowager’s Hump (or increased kyphosis)
    • Round Shoulders
    • Uneven or rotated Hips
  • 8.
    • 79.1% of children report school backpacks to feel heavy, 65.7% report them causing fatigue, and 46.1% to cause back pain.
    • School bags should be no heavier than 10% of your child’s body weight.
    • Posture deteriorates with fatigue, and it can take less than 20 minutes of carrying a load for this fatigue to start.
    • Spinal issues during adolescence can impact on the correct development of your child’s spine as they grow into an adult.
    • Common posture problems
    • Forward Head Posture
    • Slouching (or increased kyphosis)
    • Uneven Hips
  • 9.
    • In the morning
    • When getting out of bed in the morning, use your hands and arms to support you into a sitting position. Then swing your legs to the floor and stand straight up.
    • During the day
    • Avoid slouching by imagining a headlight in your breastbone which should always shine forward, not down in your lap or on the floor.
    • Avoid sitting for long periods of time. Take brief walks during the day, or stand and stretch as much as possible.
    • When standing, balance your weight equally on both legs and feet, being sure to put weight on the four corners of each foot.
    • At night
    • Sleep on your side or back, not on your stomach. You can help reduce strain by popping a pillow under knees when sleeping on your back, or between your knees when sleeping on your side.
    Make an appointment with your Chiropractor , or visit www.whatsyourposture.com.au
  • 10.
    • A Chiropractor searches for the problems that are at the root of poor posture, analysing spinal curvatures, movement and alignment.
    • Some of the postural analyses a Chiropractor undertakes includes assessing a patient for:
      • alignment of the knees
      • levelling of the hips or pelvis
      • height differences across the shoulders
      • tilting of the head and neck
      • forward head translation
      • increase in the spinal curvatures
      • changes to gait (walking)
  • 11.
    • For more information about posture, talk to your CAA Chiropractor
    • or visit
    www.whatsyourposture.com.au 24 to 30 May, 2010
    • 2010 Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (National) Limited