Posture Pole

 

Not only is poor posture unattractive, it can severely effect your overall health and vitality causing headaches, fatigue, digestive & even respiratory issues to name a few.


For every 2-3 cm your head moves forward, the load on your neck and shoulders DOUBLES

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Ways to improve your posture:

  • Minimise time sitting down and stand whenever possible. Standing desks are a great option for those who must work at a computer.
  • When standing, balance your weight equally on both feet with knees relaxed, concentrate on having your chest up and out, shoulders back and down, belly button pulled into spine.
  • Move regularly. Walking barefoot and swimming is a great start.
  • Minimise chest work outs at the gym and concentrate on back extension exercises such as rowing, super-mans and lat pull-downs.
  • Have regular chiropractic adjustments.
  • Lie on a posture pole daily: Start with 5 minutes and work your way up, until you are able to comfortably lie for 20 minutes. See instructions.

 

If you’re unfamiliar with a Posture Pole:

 

  1. Start by lying on your back, head and bottom both on the pole.
  2. Make sure your chin is tucked down, and knees bent.
  3. Let your arms hang comfortably to your sides with your palms facing up. When comfortable, move arms out to be 90 degrees to your body.
  4. Breathe slowly and deeply, and let gravity do the work. Simple!
  5. For a more unwinding and calming experience, play music or a guided meditation (Smiling Minds app, Andrew Johnson relax app) on your phone.
  6. *Please note the posture pole does not correct subluxations.

For more information ask us at OLIVE or visit SD Protocol.

See you on the adjusting table,

Dr. Bree & the OLIVE Chiropractic Team