Dr. Rick's Health Tip of the MonthNovember 2001
Wonder what your posture looks like?
Here are two methods of checking.
By Dr. Rick Allen, DC
Tip - Low-tech: Have a friend take photo while standing in front of a mirror and plumb line.
High-tech: Have your chiropractor perform a computerized postural assessment.
Wonder what slumping, forward head posture does to your neck and back? Try holding a bowling ball, then tipping it forward just a couple of inches. Imagine the same heavy stress constantly pulling at your neck and back year after year. Arghh!!
More details are given in this month's wellness article. Keep on dancing tall!
Dancer JoEllen Jarvis demonstrates Dr. Rick's posture assessment grid below.
Dr. Rick Allen is a chiropractor, massage therapist and dance student who splits his time between Portland, Oregon and Trout Lake Washington. Dr. Rick welcomes your questions and suggestions for future articles. However, he cannot make specific diagnoses or treatment recommendations unless you visit him in person. He can be reached by phone at 503-257-1324 in Portland, 509-395-0024 in Trout Lake, or toll free at 1-888-247-3248, email or on the World Wide Web: www.CascadeWellnessClinic.com
DISCLAIMER: The information included in this website is meant to encourage thinking concerning choices of care for and insight pertaining to possible causes of various problems. It is not a prescription for or diagnosis of any disease or condition. Suggestions are based on the assumption by the writer that a thorough examination was done previously and the reader is under care by a healthcare professional. This information is not a substitute for a live doctor.
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Cascade Wellness Clinic