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Good posture is important for overall health, but do you understand the reasons why? It refers to the way you hold your body while sitting, standing or lying down, which is the outcome of years of established habits that reflect the quality of your life. While it’s easy to spot poor posture in others, it’s not as simple to identify in oneself. Learn about the significance of good posture and why chiropractic care plays a key role in your overall health.

During a chiropractic visit, you can expect a thorough examination and diagnosis by a highly trained doctor who specializes in injuries of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. On your first visit, the chiropractor will take your medical history and conduct an examination of the affected joint or body part. After the examination, the chiropractor will provide a diagnosis and a plan of treatment which may include Myofascial Release Therapy, joint manipulation, acupuncture, and/or rehabilitative exercises and stretches. You will be given the diagnosis, and treatment will commence only after you have given your consent. At Premier Care Physiotherapy we provide personalized treatment sessions which address your spinal health and provide regular adjustments to improve your posture which reduce back pain, headaches, muscle tension and other related issues. 

Chiropractic care offers various other benefits:

Realign Your Spine And Improve Posture

A misaligned spine can cause strain on muscles and ligaments leading to pain and stiffness. Realigning the spine through adjustments can relieve this pressure and improve posture. Chiropractic adjustments or manipulations are quick and precise movements applied to joints that have been determined to be restricted through examination. These adjustments may produce a popping sound, which is caused by the movement of gas and fluid around the joint. This non harmful sound similar to opening a can of soda is a step closer to your spine health improving and your posture realigning, which benefits your body and energy levels. 

Alleviate Muscle Tension

Adjustments can alleviate muscle tension by restoring alignment, reducing the effort required for maintaining proper positioning. Chiropractic care can enhance the strength of the muscles supporting your spine. A misaligned spine can lead to weakening of these muscles over time, leading to loss of strength. Muscles play a significant role not only in movement but also in the functioning of other systems in the body, particularly the skeletal and nervous systems. A muscle injury not only affects the muscle itself, but also the bones and tendons in the area. When muscles are not functioning properly, it can cause misalignment of bones, joints, and tendons, which can compress nerves and affect the nervous system. Chiropractic care and adjustments can realign the spine and joints, while massage and tissue manipulation can relax the muscles and alleviate pain, weakness, or numbness.

Enhance Your Balance

Chiropractic care can not only alleviate dizziness, but also enhance balance and coordination. Daily activities can cause misalignment of bones, joints, and muscles. Chiropractic care restores alignment of the musculoskeletal system, promoting balance which is crucial for improving balance and coordination. Proper alignment also allows for efficient communication between the nervous system, which can address the wrong signals that the brain receives during episodes of vertigo. Chiropractic care can enhance your balance by restoring alignment of the spine. A misaligned spine can cause imbalance, and Premier Care can correct it, making it easier to maintain proper posture while sitting or standing as well as attain a better quality of life.

Improve Flexibility

Chiropractic care can improve flexibility by addressing muscle tightness and restricted range of motion. Tight muscles can make it difficult to change positions and cause mobility issues. Chiropractic care addresses the underlying cause to enhance movement within the body and goes deeper than what is visible to the naked eye. Research has proven the effectiveness of chiropractic care in improving flexibility and range of motion. Studies in the Journal of Chiropractic & Manual Therapies and the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics have demonstrated that regular chiropractic adjustments lead to measurable improvement in cervical range of motion and increased range of motion in the neck. Regular visits to the chiropractor are recommended and always beneficial.

There is no referral from a medical doctor required to visit a chiropractor. Chiropractors are primary healthcare providers and you can directly book an appointment at Premier Care Physiotherapy Richmond Hill. Contact us today at (905) 237-7174 to book a free consultation at our clinic or a remote appointment to get things started. Work with our chiropractic team now to ensure a healthy spine and improved quality of life.