Posture Problems

Posture Problems

This is an umbrella term for any pain felt within the body that is caused by long term poor postural positions.

The most common symptom of poor posture is low back pain. This is closely followed by neck pain.

Symptoms of postural pain include some or all of the below:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Reduced range of movement
  • Muscle spasms
  • Numbness
  • Tingling/pins and needles
  • Gait problems
  • Balance problems

What to do if you have posture-related pain:

  1. Try to identify the posture that is aggravating your symptoms and modify your position accordingly
  2. Keep moving little and often within your pain range. Gently ‘oiling the joint’ is better than keeping it fixed stationary where it will likely stiffen further
  3. Use heat with the appropriate precautions to try to relax a tight muscle
  4. If the above are not easing your symptoms then contact your physiotherapist

We are Here to Help You

Physiotherapists are specialists in the biomechanical alignment of the body. All our Physiotherapists at Tracey Miles Physiotherapy are trained in the assessment treatment and management of postural problems. Treatments will depend on your individual needs however may include:

  • Education on the reason for your pain/our findings from our assessment
  • Thorough explanation on how you can adopt better positions to manage at home independently
  • Exercises to strengthen or lengthen your body/muscles appropriately
  • Manual techniques to aid release tight tissues or stiff joints
  • Electrotherapy such as ultrasound if indicated
  • Acupuncture if indicated
  • Core control tailored Pilates-based exercises to improve overall body/posture control and wellbeing

please contact us if you have any questions or guidance 

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