The human spine has been evolving for millennia in response to our environment and the demands we place on it. So, it should come as no surprise that back pain is one of the most common complaints people have. What may not be so apparent is how much your posture habits can affect your health and quality of life.
Luckily, Hoag Executive Health is here to help!
What Is A Digital Postural Screening?
A posture screening is a way to evaluate the health of your spine and back. The screening – which is quick and easy to do – helps determine if you have any abnormal curvature in your spine, which could lead to pain, nerve damage, or even spinal cord injury.
A Starting Point
Postural screening is an important starting point with our fitness evaluations. Before assessing someone’s ability to move and perform exercises, their respective starting point or posture needs to be assessed.
Many postural deficiencies can lead to movement deficiencies, which can increase injury risk. As we all know, injuries are a common obstacle when both starting and sustaining an activity program. With this being said, the proactive assessment of potential injury is a must!
Why Is It Important?
The digital posture analysis that is performed with all of our members and clients allows for immediate visual feedback. This information is laid out with several measurable metrics such as forward head posture, or FHP, and craniovertebral angle, or CVA.
At Hoag Executive Health
Just as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. A digitally analyzed picture of yourself can really drive the point home on how there is a need to improve posture and decrease injury risk.
Our wellness coaches are here to provide corrective exercises programs to help address these issues. Through small daily interventions, these issues can be resolved.
Top 3 Benefits of Getting A Posture Screening
- Improved Health: Poor posture can lead to chronic pain, as well as! Poor posture also increases risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions while reducing mobility and energy levels.
- Better Posture Habits: Good posture habits go hand-in-hand with improvements in your physical health. This includes strength training, deep breathing, and mindfulness exercises.
- Better Communication: Poor posture can be a barrier to communication due to the fact that it can cause physical pain or discomfort during conversations and public speaking. Poor posture also interferes with how good you are at listening!
Importance of Preventative Care
If you want to be proactive about your posture, get started with Hoag Executive Health today!