October 16, 2009 — The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (www.f4cp.com), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic, joined the 92 national associations that are currently members of the World Federation of Chiropractic in support of World Spine Day Oct. 16, 2009.
Created in 2000 by the International Bone and Joint Decade (IBJD), an organization that promotes better spinal health habits, World Spine Day features Straighten Up, a bold and innovative health promotion initiative designed to result in better spinal health and improved quality of life (www.straightenupamerica.org).
As spinal health experts, doctors of chiropractic utilize the Straighten Up program as an opportunity to teach simple posture exercises and techniques that will strengthen your core muscles and prevent spinal dysfunction. The program, which has been shaped and tested by a panel of fitness and health experts, is packed into a three minute easy-to-perform routine that is encouraged to be practiced daily.
Source: Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, www.f4cp.org