Dr. Ward of Ward Chiropractic and Rehabilitation was happy to be able to speak at the Rotary Club of Fairfax, Virginia. During his talk there, Dr. Ward touched on a variety of topics that would benefit community members with their spinal health in addition to postural health.
Here’s what Dr. Ward was able to share with the members of the Rotary Club of Fairfax in addition to the Fairfax community!
Dr. Ward spoke about how good posture affects all of us in our daily lives. Whether we have more active jobs or spend most of our day sitting at a desk, there are things each of us can do to better our postures.
Neck and Back Health
Dr. Ward educated his audience about how neck and back pain can severely impact our quality of life and what we can each do to improve our neck and back health, including incorporating proper posture into our daily routine as well as the benefits of chiropractic adjustments.
Typically practiced on an unstable surface, such as with a yoga ball, stability exercises can help activate muscles in the trunk of the body that were intended to help support our spine to prevent pain and encourage a healthy posture. Dr. Ward went over simple stability exercises that are easy to perform almost anywhere.
When spinal alignment is an issue due to an injury or a condition such as scoliosis, a back brace may be needed. Dr. Ward touched on why back braces can be instrumental in helping to support the spine, especially if an injury has taken place.
The proper footwear can not only prevent aches and pains after a long day, but help prevent injury. Dr. Ward spoke with the Rotary Club of Fairfax about how the right types of footwear can change your life!
An abnormal curving of the spine that affects over 6 million people in the United States alone, scoliosis can cause pain and may require a back brace to manage. Dr. Ward talked about the symptoms of scoliosis and what role chiropractic care plays in the treatment of this condition.
Forward Head Posture
Affecting many people who utilize computers or who sit at desks throughout the day, forward head posture places undue stress on your neck and spine, which can cause painful aching at the end of the day.
Dr. Ward spoke about how the community can be more aware of their posture as well as how far their head is leaning forward during the day. It’s important to remember to keep your spine straight and your head back for optimal posture.
Dr. Ward was proud to be a continued part of the Fairfax community by providing guidance and information to the members of the Rotary Club of Fairfax. Get in touch with Ward Chiropractic and Rehabilitation today to schedule a consultation if you’re having a problem with any of the above-mentioned items!