Faulty breathing behaviour is something we see frequently in clinic! It can be both the cause and effect of poor posture. Given breathing is something we really can’t avoid… well not for too long anyway… it is a very important aspect of your health, especially when dealing with spinal related disorders.
Text Neck, it’s the modern day epidemic. How is your phone changing your posture? Right now you’re probably hunched over it, or a tablet, or slumping at the desk to read this off your computer!
Posture is more than just a bunch of reflexive muscle actions and the anatomy of your skeletal system. Your posture is in part an outward projection of your emotional state!
Did you know that postural misalignment predicts future pain and injury, but is also a consequence of previous pain and injury. Your bad posture can lead to a myriad of different pain syndromes including, rotator cuff injury, headache, neck tension, carpal tunnel like syndrome, golfers elbow etc. That’s just in the upper limb. It can also influence low back pain, ankle strains, […]
Sometimes a picture speaks a thousand words… Check out the amazing changes we have seen in some of our recent patient’s posture.
When we talk about ‘Posture’ the quick assumption to make is that we are merely talking about the idea of whether you stand up straight and tall, head up and shoulders back. While this is a most important part of the story it really does not give us insight into the whole truth of what […]
Tendons are the strong soft tissues which attached your muscles to your bones. They are very resilient, as they transfer all the power generated by your muscles to your bones, keeping you upright and moving. Tendonitis is a tendon injury which may have only been around for a short amount of time. It is defined […]
It is not uncommon for children and teenagers to experience back pain. Up to 25% of the children with back pain, experience it for longer than 3 months(1). We know that this, along with other factors such as asthma and headaches in younger years, may be pre-disposing risk factors for back pain in adulthood (2,3). For half of […]
Are you seeing some problems with yours or your children’s posture? Not sure what to do about it?
Here are some things you can look for that might suggest you or your loved one may have scoliosisOne shoulder is higher than the other
- One shoulder blade sticks out more than the other
- One side of the rib cage appears higher than the other
- One hip appears higher or more prominent than the other
- The waist appears uneven
- The body tilts to one side
- One leg may appear shorter than the other