Good posture is about more than just being able to sit up straight - it is what allows you to use your body in the most efficient way, whether you are sitting, standing, or moving around. An ideal posture will put your muscles and joints in an optimal position for good quality movement without pain. For example, see how high you can lift your arms when you are slouching forward. Now, sit up tall and try again. Most people will find that they can lift their arms much higher when they are not slouching. This is because the spine is in a better position to allow shoulder movement. There will be some individual variation in what ideal posture looks like for each person, but here on some general things to look for:
There are many reasons why our posture can get out of balance. Some of these reasons are lifestyle related (e.g. sitting for long periods of time, slouching to see a computer screen, or carrying around a heavy backpack all day), but sometimes postural changes are caused by conditions outside of our control, such as scoliosis.
Scoliosis is a condition that changes the shape of the natural curve in the spine. The spine may appear to have an “s” or a “c” shape even when the person is standing up straight. This abnormal curvature causes changes to one’s trunk alignment, posture, and movement patterns. It can also cause muscle imbalances leading to loss of strength and flexibility and/or pain.
When we have suboptimal posture, it can affect our body in many ways. Here are some of the common problems that postural imbalances can cause:
Physical therapists at Activcore can assess the posture and movement patterns of your whole body to find the root cause of your symptoms. Your physical therapist will work closely with you to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to you and your goals. Treatment may include:
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