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How To Fix Poor Posture

Over 80% of patients our team of Physiotherapists treat with poor posture suffer from more than one non physical side effect.

If left without intervention by a passionate and caring practitioner, then posture generally tends to worsen with patient’s experiencing symptoms that lead to extreme frustration. Furthermore, the longer the issue is left without attention, the more complex and expensive the treatment plan becomes.

If you do not make a change now you can ensure that you will experience one or many of the following symptoms including upper back and neck pain, headaches, fatigue and negative moods.

The moment you engage an expert who lives and breathes rehabilitation, someone who is obsessed with making a difference in your daily life, you will be on the right track to living and feeling better with more motivation and energy to take on day to day life.

Our physiotherapists constantly here “I’m so frustrated with physiotherapist’s treating the symptom rather than the cause”. We couldn’t agree more. This method does not work in the long run. No program equals no outcome.  If you’ve ever wanted to go a day or even a week without noticing your posture problems then keep reading, the next 4 mistakes we commonly encounter, with correcting will make all the difference in improving your posture and your overall quality of life.

The four biggest mistakes that we identify through conversing with our clients have allowed us to understand the situation and be able to provide you with 4 easy tips that will help assist you in correcting your ever troublesome posture.

TIP 1   –  Feet flat on the ground or supported.
Do not cross your legs. Supporting the feet allows you to achieve a proper right angle at the hips. This neutral position of the hips sets the lower back up in a comfortable position.

TIP 2   – Sit as far back as you can in your chair.
Placing your tail bone and shoulder blades up against the back of the chair trains the spine to acclimatise to proper alignment. Specially, the position it should be in.

TIP 3  – Forearms supported.
Generally, sufferers are typing away at their keyboard with their elbows elevated. This forces the body to recruit the trapezius muscles to help hold the weight of your arm. The ‘Trap’ muscle has a massive influence on neck pain and headaches. Be sure to support your forearms and this will assist in the improvement of your posture.

TIP 4 – Ensure the height of your computer is correct .

Your eyes must be in line with the middle of the screen. If you have to tilt your head up or down, you are setting the precedent of the position you want your body to be in and this is not correct.

Short Tips

Long Tips

Be sure to implement these tips into your daily routine and start to improve your posture today. However, much more may be needed to help completely fix your posture and our team have a 3 step formula that helps our patient’s manage and control poor posture. Be sure to schedule an appointment today and together we can help fix your posture. You can contact our practice on 02 9569 5145 or book an appointment online.

Thanks for reading,
Insync Physiotherapy Team