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What is a Posture Doctor and Do I Need One?

last updated April 22 0 comments

Introduction

Feeling like your posture is a bit off lately? You're certainly not alone. Poor posture affects many of us, leading to discomfort and even pain. If you’re looking for a solution, you may be considering a visit to a posture doctor. But just what is a posture doctor? And do I need one to help me improve my posture and reduce pain? In this article, we'll explore these questions and how you can get help for your posture.

What is a Posture Doctor?

So, you’re looking for a "posture doctor," and what do you find on Google? Either a magical posture corrector that promises to make all your aches and pains disappear or a list of chiropractors near you.

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Let’s back up a bit here. The title of “posture doctor” may not exist in traditional medicine, but there are plenty of medical professionals who specialize in all things back, neck, and spine related. Below is a list of medical professionals that often fall into the “back doctor” category. And, if you’re like most of our posture therapy clients, you’ve already seen one of these or are currently working with one.

Orthopedists

Orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons specialize in and treat the musculoskeletal system (i.e., bones, joints, muscles, cartilage, and connective tissue). Common conditions they see include disc herniations, nerve impingement, sports injuries, scoliosis, tendonitis, bursitis, osteoporosis, and arthritis.

Rheumatologists

Rheumatologists work with patients with autoimmune and inflammatory issues affecting the musculoskeletal system. Primary care physicians usually refer patients to a rheumatologist for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, gout, psoriatic arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, fibromyalgia, and vasculitis.

Neurologists

Neurologists specialize in and treat diseases of the nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and muscles. This includes conditions such as epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral scoliosis (ALS), concussions, and migraine headaches.

Osteopaths

Osteopaths are trained and licensed as medical doctors, plus they spend an extra 500 hours on the musculoskeletal system. They are holistic providers that work with patients to increase mobility, relieve pain, and emphasize correct posture, stretching, massage, and spinal manipulation (popping).

Physiatrists

Physiatrists focus on physical functioning and are holistic practitioners as well. They are somewhere between a primary care physician and a physical therapist. Conditions they focus on include stroke, low back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, neuromuscular disorders, spinal cord injuries, and arthritis.

Chiropractors

Chiropractors are alternative health doctors who look to restore function by aligning the spine using spinal manipulations (also called manipulations). The conditions chiropractic treats are wide-ranging but most commonly include back, neck, and hip pain.

Do You Need a Posture Doctor to Fix Your Posture?

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The short answer is no. So don’t worry too much if you can’t find a posture doctor in your search. The good news is that numerous experts are ready to help you improve your posture and overcome your pain and discomfort!

Furthermore, when correcting your unique posture, there's no one-size-fits-all answer, as you, your body, and how you use it are specific to you. So, from orthopedists and chiropractors to osteopaths and posture therapists like the ones at Activ8 Posture, various professionals can help you straighten out your posture and feel better.

The key is finding the right pro for you and your individual needs, goals, and preferences. With the right guidance, you’ll be on your way to better posture, improved movement, reduced pain, and a happier, healthier you. So, instead of searching for a mythical “posture doctor,” why not start your search for the perfect posture expert today?

Learn more about Posture Therapy and how it can help you. Contact us today to schedule a Discovery Call. 

Understand the Symptoms of Poor Posture

Do you feel like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? And are you tired of dealing with chronic pain and discomfort in your neck, back, and shoulders? If so, it sounds like it’s time to take a closer look at your posture.

Poor posture can cause all sorts of problems, from headaches and migraines to tension and stiffness in your neck, back, and shoulders, to limited mobility and flexibility, and fatigue. But don't worry, with the right help, you can improve your posture and get back to feeling your best.

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Here's a quick rundown of some of the most common symptoms of poor posture:

  • Neck, back, and shoulder pain that just won't quit
  • Headaches and migraines that seem to come out of nowhere
  • Tension and stiffness in your neck, back, and shoulders
  • Decreased mobility, stability, and flexibility
  • Fatigue and decreased energy levels
  • Poor posture can also lead to more serious health problems, including herniated discs, spinal misalignments, and nerve damage.

It's important to remember that poor posture often stems from habits developed over time, and it can be difficult to correct on your own. That's why seeking out the help of a professional is key. With their guidance and expertise, you can get your posture back on track and enjoy all the benefits that come with it. So, what are you waiting for? Don’t suffer unnecessarily anymore, and get started on your journey to better posture and better health.

Common Improvements Patients See After Working with a Posture Specialist

Clients who work with a posture specialist often report improvements in their physical health. This includes a variety of benefits like increased energy and mobility, better sleep, improved moods, less anxiety and stress, fewer aches and pains, and greater mental clarity. Additionally, overall quality of life is often improved due to less pain and inability to perform desired activities because of poor posture or musculoskeletal injury.

Visiting a posture specialist, also known as a posture therapist, can help you significantly improve your posture and much more. Not surprisingly, clients often report improvements in their physical health, including increased energy and mobility, better sleep, improved moods, less anxiety and stress, fewer aches and pains, and greater mental clarity. At Activ8 Posture, our posture therapists are trained to help you transform your posture and help you reach your long-term health and wellness goals.

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Some common before and after improvements patients can expect to see from working with a posture therapist include:

Before

  • Rounded shoulders, hunching forward, and a forward head positioning
  • Poor balance and alignment, leading to pain and discomfort
  • Stiffness, tightness, and reduced range of motion in the neck and back
  • Poor posture habits that contribute to chronic pain conditions like back pain, neck pain, and headaches

After

  • Improved posture with an upright spine, open chest, and a neutral head position
  • Improved balance and alignment, reducing pain and discomfort
  • Increased flexibility, mobility, and range of motion in the neck and back
  • Improved posture habits, reducing chronic pain conditions like back pain, neck pain, and headaches

By working with a posture specialist, you can expect to see these and other benefits by improving your posture and musculoskeletal function, leading to a healthier, more active, and pain-free life. So if you're looking to improve your posture and reduce pain, schedule your Discovery Call with a posture specialist at Activ8 Posture today!

Schedule an Appointment to Get Started with Postural Correction

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So, the question is, are you tired of dealing with constant aches and pains? Do you want to improve your posture, reduce your risk of injury, and feel confident in your movements? Are you ready to take action? If so, it's time to schedule a Discovery Call with a posture therapist.

At Activ8 Posture, our posture therapists are trained to help you achieve optimal posture and movement patterns. They use a combination of posture therapy and movement coaching to help you improve your posture, reduce pain, and maximize your performance.

When you decide to work with a posture specialist at Activ8 Posture, you will start with a discovery call to discuss your current situation and describe your goals. From there, your first appointment will include an initial evaluation to identify postural imbalances and identify posture-related issues. After the assessment, your posture therapist will work with you to create a custom, tailored plan of care to address your individual needs. This plan of care will include individualized movements and exercises that promote joint mobilization, muscle balance, and strength. These treatments aim to align your posture, improve movement quality, musculoskeletal efficiency, and ultimately aid in reducing stress and limitations in your body. Additionally, lifestyle modifications may be recommended for optimal outcomes, including ergonomic advice and nutritional guidance.

Don't let poor posture control your life any longer. Take control and schedule a discovery call today. Our posture therapists will work with you to develop a personalized program that addresses your unique needs and goals. With their expertise, guidance, and support, you'll be well on your way to improved posture, reduced pain, and a happier, healthier you.

So don't wait, schedule your call today and get started on your journey to better posture and a pain-free life!

Conclusion

In conclusion, if you're experiencing symptoms of poor posture, such as back, neck, or joint pain, it's important to seek help. While visiting a posture doctor may not be a mainstream option, many qualified specialists can help you improve your posture and reduce pain.

At Activ8 Posture, our posture therapists are experts in posture correction and can guide you on the journey to improved posture, movement, and overall health. By taking a whole-body approach to postural correction, our therapists work with you to develop a customized plan that addresses your specific needs and goals.

Additionally, by working with a posture therapist, you are taking control of your health and wellness. You are the driver of your journey, and our posture specialists are here to help you navigate the road ahead. So if you're ready to put your health first and take the first step towards improved posture, schedule an appointment with Activ8 Posture today.

Locations in Boston and Los Angeles, and able to work with you virtually via Zoom and FaceTime.

How can Posture Therapy help you?
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