Poor posture may be a sign of an underlying spinal problem. If left uncorrected it may cause serious damage in later life.
If you detect any changes in your own or your child's posture, or you are unsure about what you see, have a posture checkup by a Chiropractor as soon as possible.
Some tips for assessing posture yourself:
When looking at your posture or your child's posture from the side, 3 points should be in line:
When looking at your posture or your child's posture from the back, 3 points should be in line:
If you notice the head is protruding forward, or the shoulders falls behind their hips, there is possibly abnormal stress on the spine and this may lead to health concerns or long term damage to the spine and nervous system. This abnormal stress may also lead to the development of neck pain, back pain, headaches, behavioural changes and poor health.
When looking at posture from the front, both shoulders should be the same height.
If one shoulder is lower than the other this may be a sign of scoliosis and or imbalance in the spine, and this is worth being professionally checked by a Chiropractor if you have concerns.