During this unique time in our world, we want to give a special shout-out to all our teachers. Already some of the most vital parts of our society, teachers have taken on increased burdens and stress during recent events, helping keep our children’s development going even while many other parts of the world are on pause.
At Foundation Chiropractic, we’re here to lend a small hand in one broad area we know: Chiropractic treatments, posture exams and numerous other related themes that help limit discomfort, stress and other strains associated with jobs like teaching. From the physical strains placed on the spine and body with this job to the mental stress present, our chiropractors will assist you with numerous possible needs. Here are some basics on the strains teaching presents and how chiropractic care will help.
Teaching and the Spine
For several distinct reasons, teaching is a profession that can be tough on the spine and the rest of the body. The primary reason for this is continued standing: Most teachers stand for numerous hours per day, plus perform repetitive tasks like writing on a whiteboard, showing slides and often leaning down to help their kids with work or some other need.
All these factors combine to create some pretty significant stress to both the physical and mental health of the body. Musculoskeletal disorders are more common in teachers than in the general population, for instance, and teachers often have overuse concerns with their shoulders, wrists, back and even feet or knees.
Why Posture Matters
Posture is important for everyone when it comes to spine and nervous system health, and for professionals like teachers especially. Maintaining strong posture is one of your top resources for protecting against the risks we went over above, helping the spine and related systems remain properly aligned.
This is one area where our postural analysis services are ideal. We’ll zero in on any posture issues you have, plus offer basic tips and tricks for improving your posture on a daily basis, including during lessons.
How Chiropractic Care Helps
Beyond posture analysis, there are several other broad benefits of chiropractic care for teachers and other demanding professions. Our chiropractors will use simple, gentle adjustments to properly align your spine, remove any joint concerns and help improve your body’s natural healing capabilities. Through just a few short sessions, you’ll notice less pain and discomfort, fewer movement issues and a better ability to recover anytime you do have an ache or pain in a major area.
For more on how chiropractic care benefits teachers and others with stressful professions, or to learn about any of our chiropractic care, whiplash treatments or other services, speak to the staff at Foundation Chiropractic today.