The Posture Pole helps relieve neck, shoulder and upper back pain coming from a forward head posture. It also encourages more comfortable upright posture.
Posture Pole exercises open up your shoulder and chest region. Most of what we do is in front of us, meaning we carry our head in front of our shoulders. As a result, our shoulders roll forward, caving our chest inward and rounding out our mid back. This places extra strain on the muscles holding up the head at the back of the spine; reducing your ability to take a proper, deep breath (go on, try it!). The posture pole helps you to passively undo that at the end of the day. Posture Pole exercises also encourage proper belly breathing and relaxation of muscles.
By having a forward head posture and rounded shoulders it encourages your fight/flight response to activate. This sends a message to your brain that you need to be more alert and ‘stressed’. As a result, sleeping, healing and thinking logically become difficult. By opening up the chest, resetting shoulder position and bringing the head back over the shoulders, it sends a message to your brain to get back in to ‘rest and digest’ mode, ready for healing and sleeping.
Many sporting groups have reported positively to the benefits of the Posture Pole including cyclists, equestrian riders, swimmers and kayakers. But it doesn’t stop there, benefits can be achieved by anyone; musicians, dentists, call centre people, clerical and IT staff as well as students. Most will begin the day sitting tall and end up slumping with their head drifting forward of their body.
KEY Chiropractic have Posture Pole’s available in reception for $77 (inc GST).