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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.
This can lead to issues including:
Back pain
Bad posture can also diminish our breathing capacity by as much as 30%.

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Which Posture Are You Presentation M Oolderversions

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