Poor posture is defined as your spine positioned unnaturally, in which the curves are emphasised and this results in the joints, muscles and vertebrae being in stressful positions. This prolonged poor positioning results in a build up of pressure on these tissues.
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.
- 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.
Ask our physiotherapists to speak to you about the multitude of health benefits that posture correction offers.