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Posture

 

Is Posture Important?

YES is the answer. Posture isn’t just related to when you’re sitting down. Throughout a normal day your body will be exposed to lots of different postures. These can be determined by such factors as your height, weight and the type of job you do.

If you lay carpets for a living most of your day will be spent bending over picking up carpets or kneeling in a bent over position laying the carpet. This is going to place stress on the knees from kneeling a lot and stress on the lower back from bending over for long periods of time.

If you work at a computer sitting down all day it places stress on your lower back if sitting incorrectly. It also places stress on the neck and the shoulders/upper arms.

If you’re a beautician that does massages all day it places lots of stress on your shoulders, arms and hands.

Basically, people develop pain because of the stresses and strains their body is exposed to over the day.

Do you know what your posture is actually like? We use video motion analysis to show patients exactly what’s happening to their body that they might not be aware of. Look at the video to see how it works. From this video we can point out the issues that need to be addressed and begin treatment and prescribe exercises to ensure a improved posture.

 

So what can you do about it? Here are just a couple of simple tips.

Find an easier way to perform the same task to decrease the stress on your body? Do you have to carry heavy computer bags with files in over your shoulder?

Use a pull along case so you’re not lifting as much weight.

Change the posture regularly.

Changing the postures releases the strain off the tissue in one area of your body and puts it on another area to help. Sharing the load decreases the overall strain experienced by any one area.

What Our Patients Say

"Martin has helped with a lot of my injuries, because skating is high injury sport it is really important to keep on top of anything that comes up. I really appreciate his work with me and my training is much more productive when i'm not suffering from any pain. Martin has also helped me retrain my body in core stability which has improved my centre of balance during complicated jumps and sequences. I would highly recommend his expert advice and treatment."
Mike Kerr, British Figure Skating Champion
2018-07-10T14:22:47+00:00
"Martin has helped with a lot of my injuries, because skating is high injury sport it is really important to keep on top of anything that comes up. I really appreciate his work with me and my training is much more productive when i'm not suffering from any pain. Martin has also helped me retrain my body in core stability which has improved my centre of balance during complicated jumps and sequences. I would highly recommend his expert advice and treatment." Mike Kerr, British Figure Skating Champion
"Without exception, the feedback from the people we have referred to you has been excellent. The promptness of your service and the quality of your advice and treatment has been superb."
Liz, Occupational Health Manager
2018-07-10T14:25:24+00:00
"Without exception, the feedback from the people we have referred to you has been excellent. The promptness of your service and the quality of your advice and treatment has been superb." Liz, Occupational Health Manager
"Thanks, Martin. Your treatment got rid of my neck pain in time for my snowboarding holiday."
John
2018-09-17T12:24:50+00:00
"Thanks, Martin. Your treatment got rid of my neck pain in time for my snowboarding holiday." John

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