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Can a Chiropractor Help With Posture?

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A chiropractor helping a young woman correct her posture.

If you have back pain or discomfort due to poor posture, you’re not alone. Individuals from all walks of life and all ages grapple with posture-related issues for various reasons, such as prolonged periods of sitting or standing, work-related stress, and more. 

But here’s some good news: you can enhance your posture with chiropractic care. 

Chiropractors can help treat your spine, muscles, joints, and nervous system. One of their most frequent treatments is adjustments, but they offer much more than this and are able to tailor treatment plans to meet your individual needs.

At Running Shoe Restorative Healthcare, we offer a variety of services dedicated to your health and well-being, including physiotherapy, massage therapy, psychology, and, of course, chiropractics. 

What is Involved in the Chiropractic Process? 

Whether you’re dealing with persistent pain or occasional discomfort from a recent injury or life events, such as pregnancy, the chiropractors at Running Shoe Restorative Healthcare can help with a simple chiropractic process: 


We’ll start by thoroughly checking out your injury, pain, or concern. Just make sure you’re ready to chat about all your old injuries, medical history, and any medications you’re currently on. This way, we get the full picture of your health. 

We’ll also talk about what you hope to achieve from the treatment and how we can help improve your quality of life. 

We’ll then do a complete physical check-up, which might involve tests like range of motion, strength, balance, neurological functions, functional movements, and other specific tests. Once we’ve completed the assessment, we’ll have a solid grasp of what’s behind your pain.

Prognosis & Education

But we won’t just diagnose the problem. We’ll show you ways to try and prevent injuries or pain in the future. 

We want you to be fully engaged in your treatment plan because individuals who play an active role in the treatment process often see better results.

Personalized Plan of Care

After we know what we’re dealing with, we’ll create a custom care plan for you. If it’s a long-term issue, we’ll give you what you need to keep the pain low and manage symptoms. 


Each individual is unique, and numerous elements can affect the healing process. We consistently evaluate your progress throughout your treatment to make sure everything is going smoothly. If the anticipated progress isn’t being achieved, we’ll promptly adjust your treatment to help provide the relief you require.

The Role of Chiropractic Care in Improving Posture

Chiropractic care is an excellent method to boost your posture as it focuses primarily on your spine. Chiropractors are skilled professionals who specialize in enhancing spinal alignment. 

They employ various techniques like spinal adjustments, massage, and stretching to better spine alignment and alleviate nerve pressure. The aim of chiropractic care isn’t just to treat symptoms but to rectify the root cause of your posture-related troubles.

Tackling Muscle Tension

One leading cause of poor posture is muscle tension, often stemming from stress or injury. Chiropractors can use massage therapy and other techniques to ease muscle tension, thus aiding in posture improvement. They can also equip you with exercises to strengthen the muscles supporting your spine.

Correcting Spinal Misalignments

Another way chiropractors can assist with your posture is by rectifying spinal misalignments. When your spine is out of alignment, it can lead to discomfort and pain and negatively impact your posture. 

Chiropractors can employ spinal adjustments to help with spinal alignment, which may alleviate pain and discomfort, and improve posture.

Stretches to Help with Spinal Misalignments

An athletic young man planking on a green exercise mat.

Many people spend a lot of time sitting each day; this is another potential cause of poor posture. It is important to stay active and stretch regularly.  Exercises to help with spinal misalignments and poor posture can include: 

  • Plank: Fitness pros love planks because they’re great for your core, easing stress on your spine. Here’s how you do it: get on your knees and forearms, kick your legs back and stand on your toes. Tighten your glutes and belly, keep your shoulders back and chin down. Hold for 30-60 seconds. 
  • Cat-cow: You’ve probably done some cat-cow poses if you’ve ever taken a yoga class. They’re great for stretching your spine and taking the pressure off your lower back and shoulders. To do a cat-cow, get on all fours, balancing your weight equally on your hands and knees. Begin with a neutral spine. Inhale, look up slightly and let your belly drop toward the ground. Exhale, tuck your chin to your chest and pull your belly button toward your spine. Keep going at your own pace, syncing your moves with your breath.

Preventing Posture-Related Issues

Chiropractors also play a significant role in preventing posture-related problems. By identifying and correcting minor spinal misalignments, chiropractors can prevent more significant spinal issues from developing. This is particularly crucial for people with desk jobs or sitting for extended periods, as they have a higher risk of developing posture-related problems.

Embrace Chiropractic Care for Better Posture

Chiropractors can indeed help with posture-related issues. Chiropractic care is holistic and can be an effective approach to enhancing your posture. 

By improving your spine’s alignment and easing muscle tension, chiropractors can help you attain better posture, relieve pain and discomfort, and boost your overall well-being. So, if you’re struggling with poor posture, it’s time to schedule an appointment with a chiropractor at Running Shoe Restorative Healthcare and take charge of your health. Remember, a healthy spine leads to a healthier life!

Written by Shaheeza Haji

Shaheeza Haji graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta in 2009, followed by a Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2011. Being a staunch believer in “exercise is medicine” she attained her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist status though the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2013. At the end of that same year, Shaheeza was involved in a major life-altering electrocution incident whereby she sustained a number of injuries which required surgery and years of rehabilitation. One of these injuries was a traumatic brain injury; it is thought that the electrical current exploded within the confined space of her skull, which for lack of better terminology was coined by her medical team as an “electrical concussion.” This lead to her becoming certified in the treatment and management of Concussions in 2018. Also in 2018, Shaheeza began instructing at CDI college, heading up the Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant Diploma Program. Today, Shaheeza combines her love of teaching, her passion of concussion research, and the empathy & experience from her own injury to help those with acute and chronic concussions. Shaheeza also has a drive for entrepreneurship, being the CEO of Running Shoe Inc., directing both Running Shoe Restorative Healthcare and the Calgary Concussion Centre.
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