Postural Physiotherapy in Lakewood, CO
A search for physiotherapy in the Denver area will yield hundreds of results but no guarantee of physical improvement.
When facing pain and dysfunction, the key to solving the problem is to look at the body as whole. That’s what physiotherapy at PostureWorks focuses on; how the whole human frame, posture and structure, works together. We take your goals, history, and unique body shape into account, then craft highly detailed, comprehensive plans to address your aches and pains. Patients come to us for conditions like:Schedule Now
Why Spine-Focused Physiotherapy?
Poor alignment can have a wide range of effects aside from an aching back or a sore neck. It can also interfere with proper posture and breathing, circulation, nerve function—in other words, your overall health and physical capabilities. Addressing the root cause is about building a better physical foundation through physical therapy and education.
At PostureWorks, we utilize our evidence-based Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) techniques to create personalized posture and spinal alignment care plans. We work together with you to create a full patient profile, reviewing your individual goals and providing you with a detailed assessment that includes biometric readings. Using this information, a plan is built that focuses on eliminating pain while addressing the root cause of the issue.
We’ve worked with a wide range of patients at our Lakewood physiotherapy office, from athletes who want to up their game to professionals needing a confidence boost. Everything starts with better posture, and better posture starts at PostureWorks.
Focusing on Long-Term Success
Patients come to PostureWorks because we don’t just provide palliative care. Our goal is to get you to optimal fitness by using a plan uniquely designed for you and teach you how to take care of your future self. Our physiotherapy techniques include postural exercises, spinal alignment traction, neuro-muscular reeducation, and more.
With a total approach, you treat your symptoms, but you also treat the underlying cause. You’re better armed to tackle work, play, and everything in between, all while being pain-free..
Lots of physiotherapy clinics in the Denver area offer treatment, but very few provide customized plans based on your unique biometrics and posture. By getting to know our patients and what motivates them to succeed, PostureWorks delivers treatment that transforms.
How to Fix Posture and Back Problems for Good
Posture and Spinal Alignment Care Plans are adapted from the Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) evidence-based research. More than 30 years of research and 250+ peer articles all conclude that in order to achieve not just short-term pain relief, but also lasting improvements for patients, there are three main types of treatment necessary: Postural Exercise, Neuro-Muscular Reeducation, and Spinal Alignment Traction.
Each patient will have a set of postural core exercises based on their unique spinal alignment. These exercises are both for in-office and for home self-care. Initially, these exercises will build strength out of weakness and eventually will give you the endurance you need to hold great posture throughout each and every day.
While the muscles need strength to be able to keep you upright all day long, they also need to be taught a new habit and new default balanced alignment. Have you ever told yourself “I need to sit up straight,” and then 30 seconds later, you’ve fallen right back into the bad posture—that’s your brain taking you back to your default setting. Our brains and bodies learn bad habits day in and day out from our daily activities, traumas, and ergonomics. So, the second step in correcting spinal alignment is to reteach the brain (neuro) and body (muscular) connection to hold you in a new unconsciously wonderful posture.
Spinal Alignment Traction
Crucial for postural and spinal improvements, traction is key to changing the shape of your spinal ligaments and discs. Ligaments and discs are very elastic, tough, fibrous materials that are literally the guidewires for the shape of your spine. They keep everything in place, even while you are moving, sitting, and exercising. Over time, they will adapt and toughen (hypertrophy) into the wrong shape if you sit in front of a computer all day or can be altered if you have a big injury. The goal of traction is to regain flexibility and stretch your ligaments back into their original healthy shape and rehydrate your disc.
The 3 Phases of Care
While regular chiropractic care is helpful in providing temporary relief from back pain, neck pain, and headaches, PostureWorks’ advanced chiropractic care in San Francisco and Lakewood, uses the evidence-based Chiropractic BioPhysics technique as the foundation for our advanced chiropractic care to go well beyond a temporary fix. By rehabilitating your spine back to its natural alignment, you will restore your body’s flexibility, mobility, strength, and create optimal blood flow and nervous system function. In doing so, you will alleviate chronic pain, muscle tension, and related health problems on a more permanent basis.
If you’re in immediate pain and discomfort, the first step is to get you out of pain. For this reason, once you are fully assessed, we will focus on pain relief through adjustments and other stretches geared to alleviate pain and prepare your body for the corrective phase. This phase could take as little as a few sessions to complete.
Once you’re out of pain, we’ll focus on addressing the underlying cause of the problem; spinal misalignment. For this, we utilize the most advanced and result-oriented chiropractic and PT protocols, which includes traction, decompression, retraining your unconscious postural habits, and customized home care exercises to strengthen your core musculature. This phase, on average, lasts between 3 to 6 months.
Once you have completed corrective care, our research shows that pain reduction and increased function stay stable or even improve further beyond what you achieved in the corrective phase. And the good news is a balanced spine is easy to maintain. Our maintenance patients generally see us one to two times per month as we continue to work with them to improve postural, exercise, and ergonomic habits. Annual check-ups will also help us re-measure your posture and guarantee that there is no backward slippage or regression.
Lakewood Clinic Hours
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM