Straighten Up Alberta

Straighten Up Alberta (SUA) is a public education program offered by Alberta’s chiropractors, designed to increase awareness of posture and guide Albertans in posture strengthening to improve spinal health. The SUA program is easy to perform, takes only minutes and can be easily incorporated into everyday life.

When evaluated, study participants who practiced Straighten Up for at least five weeks reported:

    • improved posture,
    • strengthened core muscles, and
    • greater comfort when sitting and standing

The program

A few simple guidelines before you start:
Think positively | Stand tall | Breathe calmly, deeply and slowly | Move smoothly 

The program is designed for healthy children and adults. If you or your child has a disorder or disability that limits activity and movement, please check with your chiropractor or other health care provider to make sure this program is appropriate. 

 

Other Resources

Posture infographic
Straighten Up app (Android/iOS/Blackberry)
SUA and posture backgrounder

Videos

Watch the 2015 I Stretch video

Watch the Straighten Up Alberta video

Watch the Stress Lee video

Still Have Questions?

Doctors of Chiropractic diagnose, treat and help prevent musculoskeletal (bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, joints and connective tissues) conditions and disorders and the effect they have on the nervous system. They are trained to assist people of all ages to help relieve pain and discomfort, and restore range of motion. Chiropractors also counsel patients regarding nutrition, lifestyle and exercise.

For more information, find a chiropractor near you.