While studying Sport Rehabilitation all those years ago, anytime our lecturer introduced us to something new he would close the lecture with the phrase “ Learn it, love it, nurture it and it will serve you well”! I believe the same tenet can be applied to almost anything in life.
Learn it: gain an understanding
Love it: develop an appreciation, an affinity
Nurture it: enable it to grow
As therapists we observe how people stand, how people walk, their posture type and what the implications of that might be.
Everybody knows that having the correct posture is good for us, but unfortunately many of us do not maintain good posture.
Good posture is when our spine is in total alignment, facilitating a strong core so that our bodies can work to their optimum potential.
Poor posture can lead to a variety of problems that don’t necessarily happen in the later part of life. Headaches, neck pain and back pain are very commonly associated with people who have desk based jobs or who do a lot of driving. So trying to maintain the correct posture throughout the day is one simple way of preventing ailments that may come along later in life.
Some common causes of Poor Posture:
Weak postural muscles
Abnormally tight muscles
Studies have shown that educating people as to the workings of their bodies produce better long term health effects.
Take responsibility for your health. Be conscious of your posture. Start analysing yourself when you are about to do a normal every day task. For example, are you bending down using your knees or stooping and using your back incorrectly?
Bad posture takes time to build up, so naturally correcting it takes time too. By starting now you are putting yourself in a much better position to reach your optimum health and wellbeing.
Be the best you can be. Ask one of our therapists to go through the optimal positions for sitting, sleeping and postural exercises that will benefit you but before all that.
Having regular Osteopathic treatment helps put you back into alignment so your body can begin to function optimally.