What is the first thing people notice about you? Your Posture!
Besides making you look good, your posture also affects you health. If you or your family are not feeling the best, posture could be the reason behind it.
Get your posture checked at Total Physio Albany.
The Daily Posture Problems
Our daily lives present a lot of posture problems on kids and adults alike. Whether it is sitting in a classroom, on the lounge watching TV, or at a computer for extended periods of time, almost everyone is in need of a good posture correction program.
Ironically enough, people notice other people’s postures but don’t think about their own and therein lies the problem. At Active Health Physio, we help people realize the importance of a good posture and improve their posture through our posture analysis program.
What is Posture?
Posture is the unconscious position assumed by your body in response to gravity. It is influenced by two main factors:
- Your genes
- The way you use your body
While you cannot do much (or anything at all) about the genes you inherited, you have complete control over the second factor. If you use your body properly during regular activities such as standing, sitting and sleeping, you can correct your posture.
Why is Posture Correction important?
Improving your posture is the simplest and smartest way to improve all your body’s functions from breathing and digestion to hormone production to even strengthening your immune system.
Total Physio Albany’s posture correction program provides the invaluable guidance to improve your posture. Analysing your posture is critical as it sets you in the right direction regarding your posture correction endeavours.
“Every inch of forward head posture can increase the weight of the head on the spine by an additional 10 pounds.” Kapandji, Physiology of Joints, Vol 3.
“90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine” Dr. Roger Sperry, (Nobel Prize recipient for brain research)
With experts in the field of physiotherapy placing so much importance on posture correction you would be doing yourselves a great favour by heeding their words.
Problems caused by Poor Posture
A poor posture, while causing considerable overall damage to your health, can manifest itself through things such as:
- Back pain
- Spinal dysfunction
- Joint degeneration
- Rounded shoulders
So, how do you avoid all the problems of poor posture?
You can avoid a lot of pain and trouble through proper posture correction by making a few lifestyle adjustments. Proper guidance is critical. When you come to Total Physio Albany, you can use our posture analysis program to determine how ‘off’ your posture really is and what kind of effort and steps you will need to improve your posture.
Our physiotherapists use their knowledge and experience to direct your posture correction process. Posture correction entails a combination of small (yet significant) lifestyle changes and professional physio care, both of which are taken complete care of at Active Physio’s posture correction program.
Posture Correction Tips
You can start some basic posture correction activities immediately such as:
- Exercise. You need to build your muscles to give your neck and spine the strength they need. Yoga and Pilates are the best.
- Hold your head. Tilting your head forward is the most common reason of bad posture, especially for people spending the whole day on a desk or computer. Be conscious of your head tilting forward and bring it back in alignment with your shoulders.
- Keep your shoulders straight. Pull your shoulders back towards each other whenever you find them slouching.
It will take a while to get used to such changes, but persevere and you will find a good posture to be the natural way you carry yourself, enjoying the multitude of health benefits that posture correction offers.
At Total Physio Albany’s posture correction program, people find themselves adapting to the new and healthier lifestyle with ease and comfort.