Poor posture? Neck, mid and lower back pain? Our Geelong Chiropractor can help

Posted on December 20, 2022 in News

Have you been experiencing the effects of poor posture?

Our Geelong Chiropractor Dr Matthew treats many patients in our clinic who experience the effects and pain associated with poor posture.

We treat the symptoms of poor posture with a range of different treatment techniques in our Geelong West clinic including

  • Manual Adjustment
  • Soft tissue therapies
  • Traction
  • Sleeping and lifestyle advice
  • At home care stretches and exercise

We are passionate about empowering our patients to look after themselves. We educate our patients on the cause of their pain, as well as treating the symptoms through tailored Chiropractic care.

Read on for our 3 favourite stretches to help relieve your poor posture at home or watch the video HERE

Poor Neck posture is often linked with “Text Neck” and the use of tablets and phones. It’s common among office workers, who are prone to forward head posture from extended periods at their desk.

Symptoms include

  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Neck Pain and restricted movement of the neck
  • Shoulder pain and tightness

Try this exercise below ⬇

1️⃣ Chin Tucks, Use your fingers to guide and push your chin back, making double chins and hold for 20secs repeat 5 times

Chin tuck

Poor Mid back posture can be caused by repeated slouching or being slumped over at your desk or on the couch, sports such as cricket and manual labour and heavy lifting.

Symptoms include

Try this exercise below ⬇

2️⃣ Wall Slide, using a wall place your mid back and flatten your lower back so that it’s flat against the wall. Tuck your chin in. Make a T shape with your arms and place your elbows and if possible your wrist flat against the wall. This will all depend on your thoracic mobility. This is an exercise that you can work up to 💪
Slide slowly up and down the wall concentrating on maintaining your position.

Wall Slide

Poor lower back posture can be caused by repeated slouching or a job where your sitting alot, incorrectly lifting heavy items for work or at the gym, naturally sway back.

Symptoms include

Try this exercise below ⬇

3️⃣ Cat Cow, on all fours, use your breath to guide your movement. Breathe in and arch your back, lifting your head upwards to full extension and your hips.
Breathe out and round your back, tucking your head to your chest and tucking your tailbone under.

Cat/Cow Exercise

Check out our Youtube Video for a full step by step guide on each exercise