Posture and Correct Posture
In general terms Posture is “the position in which someone holds their body when standing or sitting”.
However you are positioned these lines now.
Good or Correct Posture is “the most efficient position in which someone holds their body when standing or sitting”.
In the thin line between these two definitions, whether efficiency is present or not, is the key to unlock:
- Higher Performance
- Better Recovery
- Freedom from Pain
- Injury Prevention
99.9% of human beings carry a misalignment in their body, consequence of an adaptation to an event.
Rather than try to work on the misalignment itself, the aim of a Posture Educator is to research the source of this adaptation.
Through simple non-invasive biomechanical tests, we can find out where in your body this source of unbalance comes from. As the body works in as a single machine made out of different components, all parts are linked to each other and will influence each others a sequence.
A painful lower back, for example, could be cause by a shoulder being higher than the other, caused by a misalignment in the way we close our teeth and the jaw.
If we were to treat the back pain or the shoulder we would only do a short term goal of reducing pain, but not of solving the causing issue!
Our work together is about finding the causing issue, solve it or reduce it where possible and help the body heal and realign through time. Together we can also establish a plan of exercises, including postural stretching, strength and manipulations, to speed the healing process.
Depending on the entity of the misalignment and its source this process could take a few days or a few weeks or months.
Posture and Sport
If we can live and execute our sport with a better posture we allow ourselves to gain better results and stay away from injuries. It is so fundamental that every professional team and athlete goes through this kind of process.
The majority of the classic “wears and tears” Pros suffer in their career can be limited by a correct posture workout. This is often as simple as understanding which stretching and mobility exercises are needed and in which proportions.
With a personalized approach, together we can create a schedule of to do’s (and to avoid) exercises.
Posture at the Work Place
Posture is affected by small, simple gestures, not just strong tiring efforts. The way we sit at the desk, the position we keep while working standing up, the movements we are forced into when running an active job, can be cause of pain and misalignment. Luckily, they can also be changed and solved!
For this reason in the past we have been engaged by businesses looking to improve the health of their employees. Through an analysis of the positions taken by the workers we can establish what to change in their habits and/or in the work place furniture and equipment. As well, each person can find out how to get rid of the pain and recover from bad posture.
Where to Start
We work together in simple steps:
- Posture Session together
- Home exercises
In the first session we run through the tests to check your posture, mobility, dominance (which side of your body “dominates” the other) and source of misalignment.
With these data we can establish together the best course of action through a training plan.
In the following up sessions we train with exercises, manipulation and periodical alignment checks. These can be delivered in our private practice or in a place of your choice.
Home exercises are essential to improve the good work done together! Simple, effective workouts can be carried out where ever you are.
To get in touch with us, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We can fix an appointment and start your posture alignment straight away. The first session is half price!
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