Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope

(718) 398-3100

postural transitioning

What is postural transitioning?

Postural transitions are the small movements you make when you change positions. Simply put, changing from posture to another involves movements, however small, that engage certain muscles and encourage blood circulation. Without these movements, the body is left stagnant and this is a problem from many perspectives. From a practicioner of chiropractic and acupuncture medicine, these are the areas we are most concerned about: 

  • The spine compresses and intervertebral discs harden
  • Blood fails to circulate effectively
  • You feel stiffer and muscles atrophy

Using postural transitions to your advantage. 

Chances are you don't want to remain locked into a stiff and stagnant position. But many of us end up this way because over time, our body learns that this is what we want, and our muscles respond to make this unhealthy posturing feel more comfortable. This is a trap! Even if your body feels better slouching, you are causing innumerable damages to your spine. At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we want people to overcome stagnation by awareness. An ergonomically aware person should make at least one purposeful movement every 20 minutes of sitting or standing. These can be slight, like simply raising your feet onto a footrest from the floor, or stretching the back; or they can be more purposeful like standing up and walking to get a drink of water.

Postural transitions keep your core engaged 

If your job involves a whole lot of one position, make sure that you listen to the signs of stiffness before they give way to pain. If you are interested in optimizing your work life and finding more ways to keep your body healthy despite the demands of your job, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today. 

Contact Information

Phone: (718) 398-3100

Email: ParkSlopeChiropractic@gmail.com

Address:
182 8th ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215

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