How Do I Improve My Posture?

Did As the leading posture chiropractor in The Villages, Leesburg and Fruitland Park, we know a thing or two about what habits really help you achieve your ideal or perfect posture.


“Sit up straight and stop slouching!”

We’ve all heard (or said) it a million times in the name of having perfect posture.

You’ve likely heard this since childhood, and for good reason.

Poor posture as a kid can create health challenges later in life.

Rounded shoulders (scapular protrusion), swayback (lumbar hyperlordosis) and a hunched upper back (thoracic hyperkyphosis) are all postural imbalances that place a tremendous amount of stress on the spine.

And when those imbalances persist, the muscles supporting your spine must work harder to support your body weight, and that can result in pain.

Know that If you’re experiencing daily aches and pains, seeing Etheredge Chiropractic in The Villages and Fruitland Park  is a great place to start.

Abnormal postures have been linked to depression, decreases in energy, headaches, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Maintaining good posture as you age can help keep any unnecessary stress off your spine and joints, positively impacting your overall spinal health for years to come.

What’s more, your ability to move through a full range of motion without pain plays a big role in how your posture looks when you’re still.

But is there such a thing as perfect posture?

Well, the idea of perfect posture is a bit complicated.

The latest research shows that it makes more sense to think about your posture as dynamic, not static.

That’s because your ideal or perfect posture is constantly changing and evolving.

Why it Matters:

As the leading posture rehab chiropractor inThe Villages, Leesburg/Fruitland Park, we know a thing or two about what habits really help you achieve your ideal or perfect posture.

Next Steps:

By breaking the pattern of poor posture, you can reduce your likelihood of experiencing many common aches and pains.

Every day, you can take advantage of simple opportunities to improve your strength, flexibility, and ergonomics to develop more ideal or perfect posture patterns.

Try this.

Next time you’re on the phone, stop for a moment and see if your head is creeping forward.

If your chin is tucked down and your ears are in front of your shoulders, then you’re in that forward head posture we discussed.

When that happens, it’s a sign that it’s a good time to take a break, stretch, and reset. 


And remember, both strength and flexibility also play a significant role in your posture.

Strengthening the trapezius muscles, actively maintaining good core strength, and working to balance that strength with flexibility can help your body best adapt to your environment.

Remember. Think of your ideal or perfect posture as dynamic.

It’s constantly changing and evolving no matter how little our daily routines change or how much our daily habits change.

Many of us spend large chunks of our days working on a computer, so it’s important to ensure that our spinal joints are moving well and moving correctly to help keep us feeling great.

That’s where we come in.

Chiropractors are taught many of the finer details that go into developing those ideal or perfect postures.

So, if you’ve been living with nagging aches and pains, and you’re interested in improving your posture, contact us for an evaluation today.

Together, we can help you perfect your posture and say goodbye to pain for years to come!

Science Source:

Effects of Trapezius Strengthening on Patients with Neck Pain. Med Sci Monit. 2020.