Correcting Faulty Posture

Posture is essential to the position of the body in space. Optimal posture is the state of muscular and skeletal balance that protects the supporting structures of the body against injury or progressive deformity, whether at work or at rest. Correct posture involves the positioning of the joints to provide minimum stress on the joints of the body. Conversely, faulty posture increases stress on the joints. This increased stress can be compensated for by strong muscles, but if they are weak or the joints lack mobility or are too mobile, joint wear and modification can occur. As well, damage and changes to the surrounding tissues can occur.

Posture can also involve the chain link concept of body mechanics in which problems anywhere along the body chain can lead to problems above or below that point. For example, knee pain can arise from pelvic joint disorders. Without good posture, your overall health and total efficiency may be compromised. Because the long term effects of poor posture can affect bodily systems (such as digestion, elimination, breathing, muscles, joints, and ligaments), a person who has poor posture may often be tired or unable to work efficiently or move properly. Even for younger people, how you carry yourself when working, relaxing or playing can have big effects. Did you know that just fifteen minutes reading or typing when using inappropriate biomechanics will exhaust the muscles in your neck, shoulders, and upper back?

Good Day Total Health Clinic specializes in achieving Optimal Posture. We aim to improve postural balance and flexibility and help attain good postural balance with a highly effective and systemic program.



What is a good posture?

Causes of Poor Posture

Good Posture VS Poor Posture

Why do you need a good posture?

Posture Assessment

Posture Correction Program

Self Tests for Postural Faults