Declares May "Perfect Posture Month"
Both the International Chiropractors Association
(ICA) and the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) have declared May to
be an official month for good posture. To announce this event both
organizations have issued press releases stressing the importance of
posture and it's relationship to good spinal and nervous system health.
Robert J. Hoffman, DC, FICA, President of the
International Chiropractors Association stated that the ICA was,
“Setting aside an entire month to focus attention on the importance of a
healthy spine and nervous system. This opens up limitless possibilities
for informing the public, other professions, third-party payment agencies
and government officials of chiropractic’s efficacy and benefits to
health. It is an important opportunity to educate families on the
importance of healthy posture and chiropractic’s role in maintaining a
healthy spine and nervous system.” The ICA also offers a web page
with a full discussion of good posture and health which can be viewed at: http://www.chiropractic.org/chiroinfo/posture.htm
"For years, parents have told their children to
'stand up straight' without really knowing why it is so important,"
said Dr. Jerome McAndrews, spokesperson for the ACA. "While standing
up straight seems like an obvious way to correct poor posture, there are
so many other activities that make up a child's daily routine that can
have an impact on their spinal health. Your doctor of chiropractic can
give you tips to help encourage correct posture around the clock."