Analysis, correction, exercises and products to assist Correct Posture for a Healthy Back.What is a "Good Posture"? How do you know if you have the "Correct Posture"? The right posture for everyday tasks like sitting or standing?
Sitting and working at your computer? How does a good posture provide Back Pain Relief - or prevent back and neck pain in the first place?
There are all sorts of posture support products out there - the posture mattress, posture chair, posture kneeling chair, the posture corrective brace - but my main aim is for my clients to realise for themselves just what good posture feels like! When I meet a new client at my Physiotherapy practice, they typically undergo a posture analysis and then we look for appropriate posture correction measures for their particular condition. These "correction methods" may include posture exercises and support products as appropriate.
Once posture correction has been achieved, I then help my own clients to learn how to maintain it for themselves (with the assistance of good ergonomics) - be it while standing, sitting at a desk, walking or running! The following covers many aspects of posture analysis, correction and related conditions that explain this approach further. Please feel free to explore any of the following aspects of Good Posture in more detail.
A good posture gives you a sense of confidence - and has many physical benefits too. A good posture aligns all the body parts to work together more efficiently. So now, let's analyse YOUR posture!
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In all my years of experience of treating back and neck pain - I have found that if you do not first correct your posture, then you will not have a full recovery any from posture-related pain.
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Very few of us have a perfect posture. This is due to the type of posture we are born with - combined with our personalities and movement habits that shape our posture over the years. Here you will find some "before" and "after" pictures of good posture and "yet to be improved" posture!
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There are many posture exercises and exercise programmes that you can use to improve your posture. Here are a number of posture exercise programmes that I advise for my own clients.
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Posture balls are very helpful tools in the management of your back and neck pain. The ball can be used as a seat, or as a tool for exercising your lower back. They are also commonly described as Pilates or Gym Balls.
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An "active" sitting posture is the posture that I encourage. Adopting this posture will save you a lot of money on posture chairs, ergonomic desks and other back pain relief products that you do not necessarily need.
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There are a number of posture support products available. Do they work? How useful are they? Under what circumstances should you use them? I have included many posture support products in the section on "back pain relief products".
Read more about Posture Supports in Back Pain relief Products.
A posture collar is a band of foam like tissue which is shaped to wrap around your neck and support your chin and head weight. It is commonly used post road traffic accidents, when a person with whiplash complains of intense neck pain and a feeling of their head being too heavy for their neck.
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The Posture corrective brace can be a great tool for educating your body. However, in my experience, wearing them without absolute necessity can often lead to further neck and back problems. Caution is required!
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Adopting a correct posture while working at your Computer is so important for sitting-related back pain treatment and prevention. I estimate that 90% of sitting-related back and neck pain that I see is related to people who work a large part of the day in front of computer screens.
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Our individual postures are very different. As a result the height and heel type of the shoe that you wear will influence your posture in a very different way to the person next to you - who is often wearing exactly the same shoe!
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Your Running posture may vary according to your genetical makeup as well as your postural habits, body weight and size. However, you can improve your running technique with posture awareness and posture-related techniques training.
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