Find yourself suffering from neck or back pain, even headaches? It could be stemming from your posture!
Postural alignment is the position of all your joints and limbs at any given moment. If this is out of whack, it can lead to pain and/or injury.
Common physical signs of poor posture include:
- Rounded shoulders
- Protruding chin
- Excessive or minimal arch in the lumbar spine
- Protruding belly
- Bent knees when standing or walking
Things like sitting in front of a computer, slouching on the couch and driving for lengthy periods can result in poor postural alignment.
Your physiotherapist can assess your posture and the effects its having on your body.
They may focus on the following things:
- Muscle length and strength
- Joint flexibility
- Correcting the way you stand, sit and walk
- Ergonomic work place set up
Once they have found the root of your postural woes, a tailored exercise plan to help you correct your wrongs can be developed.
Physiotherapy, Remedial Massage and Ergo Therapy are all offered at Ormond Physiotherapy and can all be very useful when treating postural related pain and dysfunction.
To book an appointment you can call our friendly team on 9578 6588 or click the button below.