Straighten up South Africa
Straighten Up South Africa is a free community service initiative endorsed and offered by the Chiropractic Association of South Africa.
What is Straighten Up South Africa?
It is an exercise program that promotes improved spinal health, good posture, self-esteem, a vibrant quality of life as well as assisting with correct structural development. Included in this program are spinal screenings. These are generally performed by the interns of the Durban University of Technology/University of Johannesburg Chiropractic Departments, under the supervision of qualified CASA Chiropractors.
Why is the program needed?
Many people work and play in cramped, awkward and slouched postures. The resulting pandemic of work and recreations related chronic spinal disorders compromise the quality of life. This program is beneficial in the training of correct postural habits and the exercises can be helpful in the facilitation of postural improvement.
Why perform spinal screenings?
To detect any spinal abnormalities such as:
- Scoliosis (side to side curves of the spine)
- Kyphosis (abnormal backward curve of the spine)
These conditions can lead to severe disabilities later in life if they are not detected and treated in its early stage. This will reduce the quality of life of the involved individual.
Spinal screenings are a quick and easy way to detect these abnormal spinal curves.
Who is this for?
The Chiropractic Association of South Africa offers this educational program to schools, organisations and large corporates. Should you wish to take advantage of this community service initiative then please contact us.