Quick Tip: Want seven tips for alignment?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019 in Bodywork Techniques, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Finding your body’s most natural alignment can seem daunting. But it’s often a question of taking small steps in the right direction. That’s why we love the 7-point posture program designed by chiropractor Dr. Katherine McCarty. The program helps counteract forward-bending tendencies that often come with desk work, and you can do all the exercises in 10 minutes! Check out the first stretch in the series — which targets the pecs — below.
Want to delve deeper? To support desk workers, athletes, and anyone experiencing pain, Katherine is offering adjustments two days a week — right here at Psoas. And we love how her unique approach complements therapeutic massage. In addition to manual spinal adjustments, she often uses more subtle tools — including tissue manipulation — to help find balance in the body and reduce pain. Read more about Katherine’s approach below, and let us know how we can help you move towards greater alignment.

Want to know more about the gentler techniques Katherine uses, in addition to traditional adjustments? Here’s how she explains them:
“Chiropractic care should be tailored around a client’s comfort and their own abilities. Manual adjustments are great for certain body types, and for those that are comfortable with them. However, many people do not wish to be “cracked.” And they do not always realize that many gentler techniques can achieve the same desired results of symptom relief, improved mobility and performance, injury prevention, and pregnancy care (to name a few). I use Activator (a tool-based adjusting technique) and Sacro-Occipital technique (a block-assisted method) to get the desired adjustment, and to release stress from the nervous system. These are tools that do not produce any “cracks” within the spine, and people are always surprised by how low-force these adjustments are — and by how well they feel afterwards!” – Dr. Katherine McCarty