The importance of posture

Did you know that good posture is more important than many people realise? It is essential to good spinal health, as well as good overall health.

Lifestyle changes such as spending more time on devices (phones, laptops or computers) and decreased physical movement (less exercise or moving in general) as well as genetics, injuries and illness can all contribute to your posture becoming less than ideal. This can have a ripple effect across the body and also cause other parts of your body to not function correctly.

What is ideal posture?

Ideal posture refers to an alignment of the spinal column and all other segments lined up closely or as balanced to a central line of gravity that runs through the centre of the body. This is where muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments function at your best with as little effort and energy as possible.

The first step to correcting your posture is to identify the signs that you need to take action. Take a look at the signs of poor posture below, do any of these relate to you?

Signs of poor posture:

  1. Rounded shoulders.
  2. Potbelly.
  3. Bent knees when standing or walking.
  4. Head that either leans forward or backward.
  5. Back pain.
  6. Body aches and pains.
  7. Muscle fatigue.
  8. Headache.


How to correct your posture?

The posture you develop is controlled by automatic feedback systems in your nerves which stem from your central nervous system in your brain, so not only are you able to correct your “wonkiness” with some movements and exercises, but your chiropractor can have an effect on this with your adjustments.

At Fremantle Chiropractic, our chiropractors can take Posture Photos as part of your discovery and examination sessions and can identify any issues that you may be struggling with. Not only can we incorporate a tailored care plan to address these concerns as part of our prevention process, but we will also give you the tools to function in balance.

Our Posture Poles are also a fantastic resource for you to use at home to help get the most out of your care plan and it is also a handy tool to use while you are having a lunch break at work!

Why don’t you ask our chiropractors for our Morning Movement exercises along side your regular adjustments? Take a look at our four steps to better health below, and make a booking so we can assist you in correcting your posture today!


Ready to take the steps towards a better you?

Our dedicated team at Fremantle Chiropractic provides quality chiropractic care in a safe and family friendly environment. The below steps are what you can expect in our Fremantle practice.



Here we listen to your health concerns, gathering all the information about what’s happening right now, along with your health journey to date. 



Then we want to get our hands on you!  We want to feel your spine and take you through the objective tests that will tell us what your body is doing right now.  


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We pride ourselves in being able to put together all of the information and come up with a care plan to help to get you back on track, allowing you to reach your optimal health potential.  



As we want to be able to check your progress regularly, our extensive objective tests allow us to do that. At regular intervals we will perform key tests to make sure that you are healing and headed in the right direction.

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To make a booking, please call the practice on 9336 4577, or fill in your details below and our lovely admin team will be in touch.

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Our Dedicated Team

Our team is the best thing about us! We bring a wealth of experience as well as a desire to serve and a passion for what we do.

Our chiropractors bring their own unique skill and knowledge set, and we meet regularly to discuss cases and share new techniques and approaches. We are committed to life-long learning and service.

Dr Jenny Askwith

Bsc Chiro,
B Chiro

Dr Jenny is the director of Fremantle Chiropractic.

She was born in Perth and spent her childhood growing up in the northern suburbs. Once she graduated from school she attended Murdoch University to complete her chiropractic degree. 

Dr Taylor


Dr Taylor is the principal chiropractor at Fremantle Chiropractic.  She has a special interest in looking after difficult and chronic cases as well as infants and children.  

Dr Stephanie Brindal

Bsc Chiro,
B Chiro

After graduating from Murdoch University Dr Steph practiced for many years in a leading multi-disciplinary practice in Sydney’s Northern beaches.  

Dr Maddison


Dr Maddi graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) and Bachelor of Clinical Chiropractic, with distinction. 

Dr Melissa Hadley


Dr Taylor is the principal chiropractor at Fremantle Chiropractic.  She has a special interest in looking after difficult and chronic cases as well as infants and children.  


Practice Manager

Jasminka joined our Fremantle chiropractic family in 2020, after coming from a retail management