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I've personally had few good experiences with chiropractors, so I say - save your money. My parents took me to them when I was little and often the corretions hurt and scared me. I had a few good chiropractors where adjustments felt great, but my back issues didn't improve at all until I was in my late teens (5 years after my last chiro visit), had started making an effort to improve my posture, and had dealt with my anxiety and depression, which make my muscles tense and my back and neck very painful. To this day I know - when my back hurts, I am upset about something, even if I have no idea at first what it is.
I had AWFUL posture until I was 17 and realized that a)good posture (that projects self-confidence) is about 50% of attractiveness and b)the only way to start standing up straight is to.. stand up straight.
Unless she makes an effort to purposefully work at it.. it's not going to improve on it's own, no matter how fit she is. I know several yoga buffs who slump badly.
Exercise will help strengthen the muscles of the back. Anything is good for this.. yoga, running, even push-ups and sit-ups.
I practiced standing straight every day when I thought of it. For YEARS. It was extremely difficult at first - I couldn't do it for longer than a minute or too. Now most of the time it is second nature for me to have perfect posture. People actually remark on it.