Poor posture leads to excessive strain on your joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It also weakens many of the core muscles that are needed in order to keep you upright and
healthy. Posture changes occur over time and most people don’t pay attention to them until they begin to notice aches and pains.
BUT I EXERCISE – SHOULDN’T THIS HELP?
Even if you exercise regularly, it is possible that there are still a few weak muscles contributing to your posture that you may
not even realize. The muscles in your shoulders, back, abdomen, buttocks, and pelvic floor all play an important role in your posture.
If even one of these is weak, your core will be affected, and your posture may suffer. Your body is designed to align perfectly, in order to allow for proper movement of the
muscles, breathing, and blood circulation. If poor posture continues, it can eventually lead to chronic conditions as you age.
WHAT CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY DO FOR ME?
Physical therapy is a great way to regain a normal posture. Our physical therapists are experts in movement, and they are
great resources to have when trying to achieve your physical performance goals. They will aid you in the improvement of your balance,
stability, flexibility, and mobility, all of which will positively affect your posture.