Posture is part of our everyday regime and something that can impact our lives without you realizing.
Symptoms of poor posture
Poor sitting or standing posture can be the cause of numerous niggles including:
Bottom of the skull, into the forehead and behind the eyes
The jelly like discs between the bones in our spine are there to absorb shock however, cannot do this effectively when not aligned as they should be.
Tightness / sore muscles
Tight and sore muscles in the neck / upper back and lower back.
Shoulder pain from upper back slouching
Poor positioning of the upper back can create referred pain down the arm.
Poor sitting postures or extended periods of time sitting can cause pain that is referred down the leg.
How a postural assessment can help
A simple postural assessment conducted by our physiotherapist can help to alleviate pain as well as develop strategies to prevent pain from reoccurring. This can include:
- Sitting and standing posture advice
- Self massage with a tennis ball
- Posture exercises for the neck, upper back and lower back
- Taking regular breaks
- Using a headset when taking phone calls at work to avoid neck pain
Other causes of poor posture
There are numerous factors that may affect your posture and just as many tips and tricks to help improve it to avoid having constant aches and pains. A postural assessment could be all you need to stand a little taller and prouder. Other factors that you may not have thought of could also be affecting your posture – for example:
When was the last time you had your glasses prescription checked? Multi or bi focal glasses or a prescription that isn’t right for you anymore can cause you to crane your neck to read, leading to neck pain, shoulder pain and headaches.
For the ladies – when was the last time you had you bra fitted? An ill fitting bra can cause slumping shoulders, neck and upper back pain.
Do you use your phone or laptop whilst in bed or relaxing on the couch? Sinking into the couch or bed leads to slumped over shoulders, poked neck and no support for the lower back. This can lead to sciatic pain, headaches, neck pain and upper back pain.
Or it may be your sleeping posture in bed, how old is your mattress? Do you rotate it? And how old are you pillows?
Why Choose Our Baulkham Hills Physio Practice?
We know the importance of one on one consultations and client confidentiality and achieve this through dedicated allocations and private rooms.
We’re Focused on You
You are the soul focus for your consultation as we never double book and we also have private consultation rooms to ensure that your private information is not overheard by others
We are also all about convenience being associated with Hicaps ‘on the spot’ claims, where we can swipe your private health fund card and all you will have to pay is the remaining ‘gap’.
Make an appointment
Don’t let niggles become injuries that prevent you from enjoying life to its fullest. Have it assessed and treated at Inspired Physio.
(02) 9674 5596
(02) 8078 3878
Unit 1 / 6 Gladstone Rd Castle Hill, NSW
Suite 414, 14 Lexington Dr, Bella Vista NSW
Monday: 7.30am – 7.00pm
Tuesday: 7.30am – 7.00pm
Wednesday: 1.30pm – 7.00pm
Thursday: 7.30am – 7.00pm
Friday: 8.00am – 4.30pm
Saturday: 8.00am – 7.00pm
+ Please include your reason for your consult (injury / what you would like help with).
+ You should receive a confirmation text and email immediately to say your booking has been received – if you don’t please call the clinic on 9674 5596