After ten years of teaching health and physical education and coaching in public schools, Carrie returned to school herself and became a chiropractor. As a result of fourteen years in private practice and seeing first-hand the results of “less than ideal” posture and a lack of awareness about “everyday” ergonomics, posture and ergonomics have become a significant area of interest.
Outside of the office, Dr. Mayes presents programs on posture and ergonomics in schools, the local community college, conferences and workplaces. For the past eleven years, she has been co-teaching a monthly workshop at a local yoga studio on the relationship between posture and health. She also consults with businesses and individuals to evaluate and configure workstations, especially those involving computers, creating customized solutions for musculoskeletal problems and/or helping to prevent them.
All of her experience has taught her two things: first, posture matters greatly where the health and well being of humans is concerned and second, less-than-ideal posture can always be improved with the right tools and the desire to do so!