Postural Re-education And Posture Treatment
About Posture Specialist Dr. Aleem Liaqat
Dr. Aleem is expert in chiropractic care and human movement science. Dr. Aleem Liaqat is internationally recognized expert in treating disorders related to human movement. He is the only certified Mulligan Practitioner in twin cities i.e., Islamabad and Rawalpindi of Pakistan. He is also certified Spinal Manual Therapist from manual concepts, Australia. He is certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner from Kinesio University, United States. He has also done certification in Orthopedic Sports Kinesio Taping Specialist. Dr. Aleem is Certified in Chiropractic and Osteopathic techniques (Italy). He is also Certified Dry Needling practitioner (UK). He has vast experience in physical therapy and rehabilitation. He is expert in treating different spinal, orthopedic and musculoskeletal disorders.
Postural Re-education And Posture Treatment
During the first year of human life, foundation of posture is developed as infant learns to sit, stand, and walk. The optimal posture of human body distributes body mass in a way to reduce wear and tear of structures. With time repetitive movements, injuries and bad postural habits can disturb the normal alignment of joints and spine that increases wear and tear and ultimately lead to motor deficits causing pain and dysfunction. Restoring your appropriate posture returns your body to assume optimal alignment so that your movements are pain free and for efficient and youthful appearance.
What makes posture treatment at IPRC better than conventional treatment of posture correction?
Many health care practitioners use antiquated tools while assessing posture of patient and provide treatment that fails to restore appropriate postural alignment. They provide cookie-cutter exercises that does not address the exact cause of pain and poor posture.
At IPRC, we believe that inappropriate assessment can never lead to successful treatment. We use latest and advanced technologies to measure parameters of joint angles, alignment of spine, weight distribution and gait deficits to get a comprehensive and clear understanding of overall dynamic and static posture. After careful and comprehensive assessment, we then design a personalized treatment approach for posture correction or restoration based on unique profile of each patient.
Symptoms, Causes And Risk Factors Of Poor Posture
- Weakness and pain on one side of the body
- Fatigue occurring after or during physical activity
- Unilateral joint pain
- Balance problems
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Chronic knee pain
- Increased sitting
- Poor habits when standing and sitting
- Being out of shape
- Old injuries that were never subjected to rehabilitation
- Abnormal gait mechanics
- Unequal distribution of load during occupation or sports
- Profession or sports that involves unequal use of right and left sides of the body
- Excessive use of electronic devices or computers
- Sedentary or inactive lifestyle
- Weakness of muscles
- Decreased flexibility and range of motion (ROM) at joints
- Unsupportive footwear or high heeled shoes
Accurate Analysis Of Posture Means Successful Treatment
Different structures in human body are interdependent. The deficit present in one area can affect alignment of your whole kinetic chain. Good posture depends on optimal alignment of joints from head to soles of your feet. At IPRC, we use appropriate assessment and examination along with advanced technologies to properly examine postural alignment from your head to toe. After proper assessment, we provide personalized treatment approach to correct the exact source of postural malalignment.
Innovative treatment for optimal results:
The key to successful treatment for restoring posture is to identify factors that leads to misalignment. At IPRC, we combine advanced technologies with appropriate therapeutic program to restore neuromuscular pathways so that you can restore optimal alignment and regain proper posture.
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) technique will help in restoring innate functional movement patterns by stimulation of central nervous system in retraining of neurophysiological patterns of your locomotion system. It will also help in correction of motor deficiencies. Maintaining healthy weight also aids in posture correction. Your physical therapist also works on increasing range of motion (ROM) and mobility. Muscle strengthening also aids in maintaining good posture
Some examples of faulty or abnormal posture includes:
Normal inward spinal curvature is called lordosis. Exaggeration of this normal curve leads to hyper lordosis. Pelvis is tilted anteriorly in this posture.
Sway back posture:
In sway back posture, your head is tilted forward, cervical spine is in hyper-extension, thoracic spine flexion, extension of lumber spine, posterior pelvis tilt, knee and hip hyper-extension and plantarflexed ankle.
Flat back posture:
In this posture, there is flattening of lower back that results in losing the normal curve of your spine. Your pelvis also shifts backward.
It occurs when the upper back curves in forward direction. It leads to the formation of humpback. It can cause abnormal rounding of your upper back. It can occur at any age, but it is more common in adolescence.
It is a spinal deformity in which spine curves either right or left. It is lateral or sideway curvature of spine. Uneven shoulders and uneven waist are seen in patients with scoliosis. Wearing brace is often used for treatment of scoliosis.
Preventing Poor Posture
Poor posture and misalignment worsen with time. Regular exercise can be the best way to prevent poor posture. Appropriate resistance training that helps in balancing muscle tension in your body will be very effective for maintaining and achieving optimal alignment of posture. Educating patient about good posture and practicing posture correction throughout the day can aid in restoring posture. You should take frequent breaks if your occupation involves excessive compute use that requires long hours of sitting.
Regular rehabilitation and chiropractic care will help to reduce pain, release tight structures, and correct alignment of spine for healthy posture.
Get personalized therapy designed for your pain and dysfunction:
At IPRC, we never use cookie cutter exercises. As symptoms of pain and dysfunction can vary from one patient to another and each patient have unique and specific cause of dysfunction, so we use custom design and personalized treatment approach for each patient. Our one-on-one physical therapy after proper examination will eliminate the root cause of your pain.
Get postural restoration at IPRC that really works:
Many people suffer from dysfunction and pain that can be reduced with postural correction. Physical therapy for postural correction can positively impact your lifestyle. Our advance technologies and transformative therapy will help in eradicating the root cause of your dysfunction so that you can enjoy pain free and active lifestyle.
At IPRC, we use holistic care and individualized treatment approach for patients and never use cookie cutter exercises to achieve optimal and best results. We properly examine patient and provide one -on-one physical therapy based on proper diagnosis. Contact IPRC and schedule your appointment today for comprehensive movement and postural analysis.
Dr. Aleem Certifications In Physical Therapy
Certified Mulligan Practitioner
He is also Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP) in 2020. Mulligan Manual therapy is used to treat pain and injuries like back pain, neck pain, upper and lower extremities injuries. It reduces pain and improves mobility and range of motion. Mulligan concepts include natural apophyseal glides (NAGS), Sustained Natural Apophyseal Glides (SNAGS) and Mobilization with Movement (MWM) to treat variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Aleem is only CMP of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
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Dr. Aleem also delivers lecture on ergonomics at corporate sector in whole Pakistan including Telenor, PTCL and Ufone.