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."