Love this infographic by 'Greatist'. Good posture is something us osteopaths are always harping on about. It's so important for healthy body function, including strength, balance and co-ordination, and thus reducing the likelihood of aches and pains. If we stand and sit with good posture, as nature intended, we automatically engage our core stabilising and supporting muscles which are designed not to fatigue. Bad posture leads to weak stabilising muscles and then our prime mover muscles compensate by trying to take over the stabilising role. As these muscles fatigue easily, areas of muscle tension are created leading to general aches and pains etc.
As part of out treatment process postural advice and exercises to strengthen any weak muscles are given where applicable. Whilst we can help to address your aches and pains we want to help you prevent this from occurring in the first place. Please study the infographic below.
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