Smartphones are ruining your posture

Posted on April 19, 2015
in  by Dr. Tammy Verlaan-Ross

Are you reading this on your smartphone? 

Technology is doing some major damage to our younger generations, and it's not just their minds that are affected.

A study by British chiropractors has found almost half of 16- to 24-year-olds have severe aches in the neck and back, which is up 60 percent on last year.

The rise is being attributed to the fact we spend an average of 195 minutes a day looking at our smartphones.

Dr Heidi Haavik is a Chiropractor and PhD qualified neuroscientist.   She is one of the leading researchers in the chiropractic field in the world.

"Your head is as heavy as a bowling ball," said Dr Haavik, so when you sit with your head down while looking at your smartphone, it is "hanging on your muscles and ligaments, actually causing serious damage to your spine".

Visit  Smartphones are ruinging your posture to to watch a fascinating video with Dr. Haavik discussing some recent studies from the UK relating to the use of technology and its impact on our spines, nervous system and brain.

The Chiropractic Association of Ireland is delighted to be welcoming Dr Haavik to speak at our annual conference this June. She is just one of three world class speakers we have attending this year to educate, inform and inspire the Chiropractors of Ireland.