A Quick Anatomy Lesson that Could Help Improve Your Posture

By August 12, 2016 No Comments

The Anatomy of Posture

Do you suffer from any of the following?

  • Headaches
  • Shoulder pain
  • Neck pain
  • Thoracic spine stiffness
  • Hip pain
  • Lower back pain

Poor posture contributes to a large number of injuries, and is a significant contributor to many of the common causes of pain. Postural issues make up a significant portion of the injuries we see here at Platinum Physio, so we thought we would give you a quick tutorial explaining the anatomy behind posture. If you have pain that you believe is associated with posture, don’t put up with it – book in an appointment now.

Posterior Muscles:

These muscles often become lengthened and weak due to slumped posture.
It is important to strengthen these muscles to counteract the amount of time we spend sitting in a forward posture.

Anterior Muscles:

These muscles often become overactive and tight further exacerbating poor posture.pp2
It is important to stretch these muscles to allow your body to achieve correct posture.

In our next post, we’ll go through some tips and tricks to show you how to improve your posture. If you suffer from back pain, neck pain or headaches, come and see us now – you don’t need to put up with pain!