Posture Screenings at Anoka Massage & Pain Therapy gives you and your health care team insight into your health and well-being.
Spinal Alignment and Posture
Your spine is the foundation of your health. Your skeletal structure is the frame that all else rides upon. Your spinal column is the main highway for your nervous system. To experience misalignment or malfunction in either of these areas can mean pain and other problems.
Posture usually refers to the position or bearing of the body, meaning how you hold your body when you stand, sit or move. Poor posture creates extra stress on your spine and chronic muscle tension. When you don’t hold your body up correctly with good posture, your back muscles are supporting your upper body instead of the bones in your spine. This causes muscle tension and pain.
The body is designed to have the head, rib cage, and pelvis perfectly balanced upon one another in both the front and side views. If the posture is deviated from normal, then the spine is also deviated from the normal healthy position.
Unfortunately, abnormal posture has been associated with the development and progression of many spinal conditions and injuries including: increased muscle activity and disc injury, scoliosis, work lifting injuries, sports injuries, back pain, neck pain, headaches, carpal tunnel symptoms, shoulder and ankle injuries as well as many other conditions.
Importance of Posture Screenings
Posture Screenings are diagnostic procedures that involve a direct analysis of your posture. This procedure allows the practitioners at Anoka Massage & Pain Therapy to pin-point stress points, misalignments and other issues. Pin-pointing the problems helps determine what treatment is necessary.
Posture Screenings are an important part of determining your current health and finding the cause of many of your current complaints. Neck pain, back pain, body pain, headaches and more can all be caused by continuous stress on the spine.
For the most accurate results from your Posture Screening, please wear form fitting clothing (like yoga pants, or shorts, and an athletic fitting top, and plan on removing your footwear for the screening.)