We all know that having a good posture is important. Nevertheless, we are often slumped on the couch and sit with a curved back on our office chair. Having a good posture can prevent physical complaints and chronic ailments such as:
- Excessively curved spine
- Poor digestion (as organs can be compressed)
- Cardiovascular issues (such as high blood pressure)
- Poor blood circulation
- Chronic back pain and disc degeneration
Having a good posture can also reduce stress. But what exactly is a good posture and how can it be trained?
A Good Posture
A good posture is when your ears, shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles are aligned. The natural cavity of the back is preserved. You can easily test a good posture by standing against a wall. Both the heels, buttocks, shoulder blades, and back of the head should touch the wall in this position.
Training Your Posture
Improving your body posture is important in order to maintain good health. You can already start improving your posture by any of the following tips:
- Stretching your muscles
- Core exercises (back, abdomen, and pelvis)
- Shoulder and back exercises
- Joining a yoga class (improves balance)
Keep in my mind that exercising while you are already suffering from physical complaints might not lead to an easy recovery. Physical complaints are best look at by a physiotherapist. A physiotherapist can diagnose a poor posture and try to get the most complete picture of your complaints. During your first treatment, a treatment plan will be developed. The treatment plan is tailor-made. The foundation for the treatment plan is formed by fixed guidelines. We have experienced that every complaint is different and every bode responds differently to treatment. Usually a follow-up appointment to determine progress is advised.
At Pain Away Clinic we have physiotherapist who are experienced with improving a poor body posture. Our physiotherapists have access to the latest techniques available in the industry. Don’t hesitate to inquire if you have any specific questions. Want to see one of our physiotherapists as soon as possible? Use our booking application to see when our physiotherapists are available, and select a date and time that is convenient for you.