Health is in Your Posture

The burden of musculoskeletal disorders on individuals is substantial. My concern is that musculoskeletal disorders associated with poor posture are not getting the attention they deserve. Therefore, over the years, my clinical practice combined with my research provided me with the knowledge and tools to help many sufferers deal with their musculoskeletal complaints. My intervention style is patient centred engagement based on the most up to date research. Conditions I frequently manage include headaches, chronic and acute neck and back pain, radiculopathy, sciatica and poor posture. Accordingly, I often collaborate with like-minded practitioners and researchers who are interested in the treatment and investigation of musculoskeletal disorders. As a researcher, my focus is on clinical trials and translational research for the development and validation of prevention intervention strategies associated with musculoskeletal disorders. The main objective of my research is reducing physical, social and economic burden of musculoskeletal disorders on individuals and societies via related public education and awareness with the topic.

The most recent published manuscripts under my senior authorship were on the topic of prominent exostosis development in the cranio-cervical regions in response to aberrant mechanical load. These manuscripts were published in prestigious medical journals such as ‘Journal of Anatomy’, ‘Scientific Reports – Nature’, ‘Spine’ and ‘Clinical Biomechanics’.

My keen interest in developing resources to raise awareness about the importance of good posture maintenance and the prevention of associated musculoskeletal disorders led me to found Dr Posture® (2007) and to develop a number of patient education resources such as:  Stretching for life, an illustrated stretching routine; the Manubrium Lift®, a simple cue to improve posture; the Thoracic Pillow®, an easy to use at home full-spine traction device; the Posture Hero™ a sitting aid; and finally, Reform or Deform™, a poster depicting the most frequently seen postural issues and a simple way to improve those.

This website provides access to the free Reform or Deform poster in landscape and portrait formats. The information provided here is for educational purposes only.

To your health,

Dr David Shahar, DC PhD

  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles
  • PhD – Clinical Biomechanics, USC, QLD

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