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Dr. Rick's Health Tip of the Month

November 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.

JoEllen Jarvis dance posture JoEllen Jarvis dance posture-side

Dr. Rick Allen is a chiropractor, massage therapist and dance student who is located in 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 509-395-0024 in Trout Lake 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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