Posture is the position in which we hold our bodies everyday – this includes the way we lie, sit or stand. When we talk about good posture, we’re talking about your body being in correct alignment with the right amount of muscle tension to support your body against gravity. Most of the time we do this without even thinking about it!
Good posture can:
- Help decrease the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces that can result in ‘wear and tear’ and joint pain
- Reduce the stress placed on ligaments and other soft tissue structures, thereby decreasing the likelihood of injury
- Allow the muscles in your body to work more efficiently, helping to prevent muscle fatigue
- Help prevent soft tissue strain, overuse injuries and even back and muscular pain
Poor posture can be associated with pain in the body in some people. Our physiotherapists are trained in the assessment of posture and ergonomics and can help with managing postural problems.
Benefits of Physiotherapy
To maintain proper posture, you need to have adequate muscle flexibility and strength, normal range of movement in your spine and other joints in your body, as well as efficient postural muscles. Our physiotherapists can conduct a thorough assessment in order to come up with a plan for your postural needs.
Our physiotherapists can also visit your worksite to assess your working posture and physical demands of your job.
By seeking advice from a physiotherapist, you can help nip your poor posture in the bud and experience significant improvements in your posture-related pain.