5-Stage Posture Program Offers Long-Term Health Benefits
Talk to construction experts and architects and they will tell you that any lasting structure must be built on a proper foundation. The foundation upon which we conduct all our activities is our posture. Whether we are sitting, walking, standing or sleeping, it is critically important that we exhibit proper posture.
Recognizing the critical nature of posture and desiring to give her patients all the tools they need for a lifetime of natural health and wellness, Dr. Ramer has developed a unique five-stage posture program. Going through this program while under the care of Dr. Ramer, you will be able to correct both short-term and long-term posture problems, replacing your old poor posture with posture that is ideally suited to your unique body. Dr. Ramer’s program stands virtually alone among all Santa Monica chiropractors.
The benefits of good posture
Many people do not fully appreciate the importance of good posture to our health and wellness. Below are some of the vital functions that good posture provides to our bodies. Good posture:
- Helps us stand, walk, sit, and lie in positions that place the least amount of strain on our body’s supporting muscles and ligaments,
- Helps us keep bones and joints in correct alignment so that our muscles perform correctly, decreasing the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces that may result in degenerative arthritis and joint pain,
- Reduces the stress on the ligaments holding the spinal joints together, minimizing the likelihood of injury in everyday activities and in sports,
- Enables our muscles to work more efficiently, allowing the body to use less energy and, therefore, preventing muscle fatigue, and
- Helps prevent muscle strain, overuse disorders, and even back and muscle pain.
There are a variety of factors that can cause poor posture and with her five-stage posture program, Dr. Ramer will help you correct any of these factors that are impairing your posture. Common causes of posture problems include stress, obesity, pregnancy, weak postural muscles, abnormally tight muscles, and high-heeled shoes.
Also, many people develop poor sitting and standing habits that lead to the gradual loss of good posture. In many cases it is important to look at the work environment and the patient’s flexibility.
Posture: Window to spinal health
Your posture is a good indicator of your spinal health and unfortunately, many of our common, repetitive daily activities can contribute to the degradation of our posture and therefore our spinal health. For example, the acts of driving, working at the computer and watching television all put our bodies in a head forward posture and this leads to an unnatural neck position. The cure in our neck – known as the “curve of life” – tends to become straighter.
The negative impact doesn’t stop there. Our neck muscles tighten and this tension works its way down into our shoulders and lower back. Further, the natural curvature of our neck is one of three curves in our spine and when the curve in our neck is distorted, the curves in our upper and lower back are affected as well, as they try to compensate for the problem in our neck. This often results in mid and lower back pain.
There has been a great deal of attention given to “body language” in recent years and one’s posture serves as the foundation of body language. As people become more and more attuned to reading body language, good posture becomes increasingly important.
With Dr. Ramer’s five-stage posture program, you are guided back into optimal posture, which positions your joints so they put minimal stress on our body’s supporting structures. When this is achieved, your body is aligned in a way that uses the proper amount of muscle tension against the forces of gravity. People from all walks of life and in all professions can benefit greatly from good posture, including models, athletes and anyone who wants to make the best first impression.
Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Ramer today and join the many others in Santa Monica who have discovered better health and more energy through her five-stage posture program.
Dr. Ramer is a Santa Monica Chiropractor who Serves the Communities of Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Culver City, Playa Del Rey, Westwood, Mar Vista , Brentwood, Topanga from her Santa Monica Clinic
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