Why is good posture important?
A good postural position permits you to breathe better, and as a result reduces fatigue and minimises other side-effects associated with bad posture.
Proper posture keeps muscles, ligaments, bones and internal organs in their natural position. This reduces wear and tear of joints, and relieves stress, improving health and enhancing your appearance.
Why are Physiotherapists and Chiropractors educating about walking & posture? Using advanced techniques and evidence-based care, physiotherapists and chiropractors assess, diagnose, treat and prevent posture and spinal problems. An active spine is a healthy spine, and a healthy spine leads to a healthier life. The Physio will begin by conducting a thorough assessment of your posture. This can include:
- Detailed postural observation
- Muscle length, strength and muscle control testing
- Full joint assessment
- Evaluation of functional tasks
Physiotherapists may improve your posture by:
- Improving muscular flexibility in your body
- Improving range of joint motion in the spine and extremities
- Providing instruction on ‘good’ posture
- Advising on ergonomics
- Providing exercises to strengthen postural muscles
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your spinal health, do not hesitate to contact your Physiotherapist and Chiropractor.