Posture Physio, Our Bread and Butter
Posture correction is frequently one of the first things people think of when they think physio. At The Movement Centre when we work as a posture physio we are aware everyone has their own natural curves and move in their own distinctive way. “Normal” posture and movement therefore can fall within a realm of different patterns and postures. There is a no such thing as the “right” posture and it is certainly not a case of one size fits all.
Posture Physio at The Movement Centre
At The Movement Centre, what we consider to be “poor posture” is the habitual movement or positioning that causes unwanted and unnecessary strain on the body. As we age, we frequently develop bad habits, and when such habits and postures are repeated over time and/or under load symptoms can develop. Resulting symptoms may include headaches, neck pain, back pain, fatigue, as well as other body aches and pains. A physiotherapy approach to managing postural complaints frequently involves developing tools to train your body to make appropriate adjustments to the way you sit, stand, walk, and lie. Ultimately, a posture physio is facilitating the training of your body to support yourself and move in positions where the least possible strain is placed on tissues. So called “good posture” will help to prevent fatigue as muscles are used more efficiently, preventing strain and overuse.
Posture Correction Techniques
Treatment techniques used in posture correction may include: muscular strengthening exercises and training, mobility exercises involving joints and soft tissues, preventative or assistive taping techniques, prescription of supportive posture bracing devices, targeted soft tissue and joint manual therapy techniques, as well as movement and postural retraining.
Posture Correction Takes Time
Attempting to improve one’s “poor posture” takes time (it does not happen overnight). Improving your posture frequently requires a combination approach. A mixture of flexibility and strength changes, positional and movement retraining, as well as altering behavioral habits. This is something that needs to be continually addressed over weeks and months, so any posture change is always a “work in progress”. The first step as always is making the decision posture correction is something of importance to you. Then all you need to do is book in with a posture physio to get some tailored advice and treatment to start the journey.
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