While in chiropractic school the topic I absolutely hated discussing was posture! It seems obviously simple and boring and like most students I was eager to get to the “good stuff” the fun hands on stuff. I was making a big mistake by overlooking this simple yet effective tool. One of the most important steps and keys to managing musculoskeletal pain and is simply looking at and helping to correct the patients posture.
From the side view a persons ear, shoulder, hips, knees, and ankles should ideally be in a straight line with one above the other. In this position the body is balanced, the curves of the spine are intack and there is no extra force being put on the neck or lower back.
This neutral spine position should be maintained when sitting or standing.