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Running Posture Tips from a Chiropractor

Running Posture Tips from a Chiropractor

Exercising is important to living a long, healthy life. Many people choose running as their favorite form of cardio. If you run regularly, it is important to practice good posture so you reduce stress on your body. This will prevent injury to ensure that you can run for years. Follow these running tips from a chiropractor to improve your posture. If you continue to feel back, hip, or shoulder pain, work with a sport’s physical therapist.


How-To Improve Your Posture When Running from a Chiropractor

  • Where you look is where you will go. Don’t stare at your feet because that will cause curvature in your neck for a long period of time. Keep your chin up. However, look ahead of you at the ground to avoid falling.
  • Keep your hands near waist level at a 90-degree angle. As you get tired, many people hold their arms up toward their chest.
  • Keep your shoulders down and back. Doing so will help keep your spine aligned. Additionally, this will help more oxygen get into your lungs making it easier to breath.
  • Maintain a neutral pelvis. When your pelvis is neutral, it is in its strongest position. You may feel hip pain if you let your pelvis roll out of place.
  • Move forward, not up-and-down. Bouncing when you run is known as vertical oscillation. Your head and body moves up too much which exerts unnecessary energy. The bouncing motion can also compact your spine.


These tips can help get you started to improved running posture. Walker Road Chiropractic is an experienced chiropractic office in Beaverton, Oregon. If you are feeling pain from running, contact us today!


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