Postural Rehabilitation

Nabi Movement

Chiropractic and Asian Therapies located in Edgewater, NJ

Poor posture can predispose you to pain and injury, though postural rehabilitation from Daniel Han, DC, can help. As a chiropractor and the owner of Nabi Movement in Edgewater, New Jersey, Dr. Han has experience assessing and correcting postural issues for children and adults alike to improve confidence and physical well-being. To work towards optimal posture, schedule a postural rehab session today by calling or booking an appointment online.

Postural Rehabilitation

What is postural rehabilitation?

Postural rehabilitation involves a postural assessment and rehabilitative exercises and stretches to correct muscle imbalances that lead to poor posture. Dr. Han works with patients of all ages to improve their posture, which can relieve pain when standing, walking, or sitting.

Proper posture involves the coordination of the flexor muscles on the front of your body and the extensor muscles on the back of your body. Due to desk work, repetitive movements, and injuries, the coordination of these muscles can be lost over time, resulting in poor posture.

What is a postural assessment?

A postural assessment is a visual exam of your body while you’re sitting and standing. Dr. Han completes a thorough postural assessment by having you stand or sit still for a few minutes while he views your posture from the front, back, and sides of your body.

Dr. Han assesses your posture to look for:

  • The alignment of your head and neck
  • Uneven shoulder heights
  • Rounding or arching of your spine
  • Tilting of your head, shoulders, or pelvis
  • One hip higher than the other
  • Alignment of your knees
  • Toes pointing inward, straight ahead, or outward

Dr. Han can combine a postural assessment with a functional movement screen if he suspects more complex muscular imbalances are contributing to any pain or injuries you’re experiencing.

Why is posture important?

Proper posture is important because it allows your body to be still and move comfortably without tension, pain, or stiffness in your muscles or joints. Strong, flexible muscles associated with proper posture can help prevent:

  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Jaw pain
  • Foot and ankle pain

Posture is also important when you’re working, whether you’re on your feet all day or sit at a desk. Dr. Han can also assess your posture during daily activities, like computer work, looking at your cell phone, or performing repetitive movements for your job, to gain insight into your pain or injury.

How can I have better posture?

In order to develop better posture, Dr. Han teaches you stretches and exercises you can perform at the gym, home, or work. He chooses exercises and stretches specific for your body and postural issues. Most postural stretches and exercises can be performed in just a few minutes per day to get results.

Schedule a postural assessment now by calling Nabi Movement or booking online.