The importance of good posture cannot be stressed enough in modern times. It extends far beyond our outward appearance and aesthetics.
Some of the effects of bad posture are neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, back pain, referred pain into the arms or legs, development of trigger points, loss of concentration and productivity, RSI and the list goes on!
We often see cases where postural faults initiate a chain of events that results in incapacitating pain, time off work and costly medical bills. The issue is becoming more relevant as we tend to spend more time at work. However, bad posture can also be problematic at home after hours.
Achieving good posture is more complicated than simply ‘putting your shoulders back’. For example, did you know that most people’s postural problems originate from the positioning of the pelvis?
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Your physiotherapist can provide professional assistance in achieving and maintaining good posture with a personalised stretching and exercise programme that is tailored specifically to you, bracing and/or taping techniques, core-stability exercises as well as ergonomic advice for your work and home environments.
If you feel your posture is in need of improvement, book an appointment soon. It could save you much pain, time and money in the future.