Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller
If you are like me, this sounds like a great idea in theory, but is much harder in practice. I grew up with a scoliosis, which meant that having great posture was nearly impossible for me.
What does good posture mean? Both from the side and from the front, your head should be on top of your rib cage, your torso on top of your hips, and your pelvis over your knees and feet.
The most common postural misalignment we see is forward head posture, and rounded shoulders. Demanding desk jobs, time on devices/computers/iPads, lots of reading, holding children, and even cooking and baking put us in a posture of looking down and
The benefits of good posture are well-documented both in studies and are noticeable in the dynamics of a room -
We recommend many postural exercises for all including YWTL exercises for the shoulders and upper back, chin retractions for forward head posture, stretching, and core activation. For an assessment and personalized exercise program to balance asymmetry, please contact our office at 612-354-2231.
Dr. Sheena grew up in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota and completed her undergraduate studies in Architecture, Chemistry, and Sustainability at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.