POSTURAL CORRECTION

Physical Therapist

“Treats rounded shoulders, head that either leans forward or backward, back pain, and headache”

What is
Postural Correction?

Poor postural habits have shown to contribute to a number of problems such as headaches, back and neck pain, fatigue, breathing problems, shoulder pain and impingement, amongst other things. Postural correction, done by our kinesiologists, can help improve not only your posture but overall health and therefore, quality of life. Further, instilling good postural habits is essential in supporting good health not only for adults but also for children. Poor posture is especially damaging during growth as it can alter bone development and become a long-term structural problem which will be far more challenging to correct later on.

How it works?

Postural correction requires precise adjustments and an individually customized correction plan. That is why we have implemented a systematic and objective postural assessment program. Under Olive Tree’s postural correction program, we will assess and identify your posture issues pursuant to the renowned Posture Zone analytical program as well as personal examinations by our experienced practitioners.

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Based on the assessment, our practitioners will work together to maximize postural correction effects. Our practitioners not only relieve postural pain and help readjust your posture, they also devise individually tailored exercise practices to strengthen the affected areas that will help to prevent the recurrence of the posture issue. 

Throughout a series of sessions, we will also provide follow-up postural assessments through the Posture Zone program so that you can better track your improvements. 

There is no one-fit-for-all solution when it comes to postural correction since everyone has different lifestyles, physiques, tolerances, and postures. We devise a carefully tailored program accommodating each person’s unique circumstances. Please call us anytime and we will be happy to discuss your needs and our solution. 

Benefits of

Postural Correction

Proper body alignment can help prevent excess strain on your joints, muscles and spine — alleviating pain and reducing the likelihood of injury. It can also boost your productivity and mood, as well as help you use your muscles more efficiently. Improving your posture will likely take some time and conscious effort, but the benefits are worth it.

Below are some commonly found benefits of good posture:

  • Treats rounded shoulders and turtle neck syndrome 

  • Helps decrease the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces that could result in arthritis

  • Decreases the stress on the ligaments holding the joints of the spine together

  • Optimizes breathing and circulation

  • Prevents the spine from becoming fixed in abnormal positions (e.g. scoliosis)

  • Allows muscles to be used more efficiently which prevents fatigue

  • Improves organ function

  • Prevents strain or overuse problems

  • Prevents backache, neck pain, and diffuse muscular pain

  • Contributes to a good appearance

Our Rates

Please give us a call to discuss your needs.

TREATMENTS

FREQUENTLY

ASKED QUESTIONS

What do I need to know before my first visit?

Before your appointment, make sure not to eat a heavy meal. Please wear comfortable clothes (i.e. running shorts and T-shirt) and comfortable shoes for exercise (i.e. tennis shoes).

 

We advise patients to come at least 10 minutes prior to their initial appointment to fill out an information form. Please bring the names and dosages of all medications and dietary supplements that you are taking.

What can I expect on my first visit?

On your first visit, our team will complete an initial evaluation and take baseline measurements for postural assessment. Our kinesiologists will assess your posture and discuss your postural needs to develop an individualized treatment plan according to the postural assessment. They will also prescribe specific exercises to modify your poor and/or painful posture and  manage associated pains and provide postural advice about correct sitting/standing specific to your occupation, activities and sports.