Posture Correction Specialist

At his practice in Point Loma, California, Dr. Ryan Hummel has helped many San Diego residents sit straighter and stand taller. His patients respect his expertise in posture correction and end up feeling much more refreshed after their visit with Dr. Ryan's office.

Posture Correction Q & A

Element Wellness Center

What Exactly Is Posture Correction?

Posture correction includes a number of different methods that healthcare providers, including chiropractors, use to adjust and correct patients’ postures. Having good posture is aesthetically a good thing, but the main goal of posture correction treatments isn’t just to improve a person’s appearance. It’s to help prevent and alleviate pains, aches and other health problems that people are at risk for if they have chronic poor posture.

Chiropractors and other healthcare providers have a number of ways that they can help people correct their posture. Depending on a person’s particular posture, a chiropractor or other provider might recommend:

  • Back, neck and shoulder exercises

  • Ergonomic desks, chairs and other pieces of furniture

  • Posture correction devices, such as braces

  • Surgery

Surgical procedures are reserved for when other treatments aren’t sufficient. Usually, non-invasive procedures, like those offered by chiropractors, are able to provide the posture correction that people need. Surgery is only rarely necessary.

Who Provides Posture Correction?

Chiropractors, physical therapists, and doctors are all able to offer posture correction. Chiropractors, however, are especially qualified to help people correct their posture. Chiropractors specialize in the musculoskeletal system, studying the spine in particular. They’re able to identify misalignments in bones, and they can often perform adjustments to correct any misalignments that a patient has.

Who Can Benefit From Posture Correction?

Almost anyone can benefit from seeing a chiropractor or other provider for posture correction. Anyone who has poor posture can improve the way they sit and stand so that they don’t develop health problems related to their posture. If they already have health issues related to their posture, posture correction procedures may be able to alleviate their symptoms. Even people who have decent posture may benefit from minor improvements that a chiropractor or other healthcare provider can help them make.

Element Wellness accepts most major providers. We also accept cash, credit, and Care Credit. Please call the office if you have any questions or concerns regarding your insurance coverage.

Aetna
American Specialty Health
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Care Credit
Cigna
Optum
United Healthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "I absolutely love getting adjusted by Dr. Ryan!!! I've been to a handful of Chiropractors here in San Diego over the years and no one comes close to Dr. Ryan."

    Colleen P.
  • Yelp

    "I went to Element Wellness Center in Point Loma with pain in my shoulder and lower back. As soon as you meet with Dr. Ryan Hummel, you know he's a professional."

    James B.
  • Yelp

    " Immediately after seeing Dr. Hummel in the first week of treatment I started to feel less pressure and could finally sleep at night. His staff is amazing."

    Terra A.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Hummel was able to return me to comfort and my regular exercise routine after only one visit! "

    Alexandra L.
Location
Element Wellness Center
5055 N Harbor Dr, Suite 100
Point Loma

San Diego, CA 92106
Phone: 619-523-9355
Fax: 619-523-1544
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