by Dr. Emil Tompkins: A Chiropractor in Tucson, AZ with a passion for family health and wellness.
If you’re going to improve your posture. Exercising your muscles is key. Here are the main points of focus in your exercise that you’ll need to improve your posture and improve your health.
Stretch the sub-occipital muscles: Sub-occipital muscles are always tight in people with forward head posture.
Stretch the pectoralis minor. If your shoulders round forward at all, your pec minor is too tight.
Stretch the psoas muscle: The psoas muscle is usually tight in people with lower back pain. stretching the psoas is vital for pain relief.
Strengthen the rhomboids: Your rhomboid muscles between the lower back is responsible for stabilizing the mid back and for maintaining upright posture. however it’s chronically weak, especially if you have scoliosis.
Strengthen the abdominal muscles: Most people have strong back muscles. This is so surprising to us because back pain is so common. The problem is that our abdominals are weak. The transverse abdominis muscles is the most important of all these muscles and should be strengthened with variations of the plank exercise.
These exercises are a small part of our Dr. Tompkins’ corrective care program. Where we look at every aspect of your spine, nervous system and body as a whole to determine the best needs for you and your family. Please contact us at 520-572-2596 and we’ll be happy to schedule a consultation and appointment for you.