Posture plays a key part in keeping our bodies performing at their best. Poor posture over a long period of time can cause many symptoms and problems, including pain, earlier and quicker onset of wear and tear, reduction in range of motion, and weakening of soft tissues. It can also result in symptoms such as headaches, chest pains, acid reflux and breathing difficulties. Osteopathy can correct your posture and teach you how to hold your body, meaning you can be free of the painful symptoms you may be experiencing.
Want to talk to us about posture and finding a solution to your pain? We’re here to help. Call 020 3759 6474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book an initial consultation with an experienced osteopath.
What symptoms might you be experiencing?
Poor posture can result in many symptoms, including:
- Aches and pains in various areas of your body
- Breathing difficulties
- Your head sitting too far forward
- Hunched shoulders
These symptoms can disrupt your everyday life, so it’s important you get a professional diagnosis. Our team of osteopaths can help you work towards better posture to rid you of painful symptoms.
What may be causing issues with posture?
- A work desk that’s not set up correctly, whether you’re working in an office or at home
- Sleeping with the incorrect pillow height or mattress firmness
- Using a computer without the correct glasses prescription if you have poor eyesight
- Looking down a lot e.g. parents looking down when feeding their babies, or people looking down at their phones or books for long periods of time
Many issues can cause poor posture and it can be difficult to correct without the help of a professional. We’ll help you correct your posture to give you relief from pain and discomfort.
How can osteopathy help you achieve better posture?
As osteopaths, we consider your body holistically to help you have better posture and relieve your symptoms.
Realign your spine
and other areas in the body to give the best possible chance of holding a good posture.
in muscles and increase range of motion in joints, allowing you to correct your posture.
Help to correct
your posture in the long term. Your osteopath can teach you postural exercises to do at home to give you the best possible chance of correcting your posture.
caused by poor posture. For example, if your poor posture has resulted in breathing difficulties, osteopathy can release the diaphragm and muscles between your ribs, ensuring they are moving correctly so you can start breathing properly again.
Tips for correcting posture
Give yourself time off from your job, your phone, your hobbies; walk around, do a couple of exercises, take some deep breaths and refocus your mind. Why not explore our wellbeing drop ins for some ideas?
Every time you think of your posture, correct your positioning. We can help you find the correct positioning in the first place.
make sure to set up your desk correctly so your computer is at eye level. Your keyboard/mouse should be as close to you as possible, so you’re not pushing your shoulders forward for a long period of time. Don’t be tempted to hold your phone between your ear and shoulder with no hands!
so your spine is straight and aligned.
Posture can be difficult to correct on your own, as habits tend to stick. Our team can help you correct your posture safely and make you more mindful of the ways you hold your body. With our help, you can feel the benefits of good posture.
solving excruciating back pain
Find out how we helped rid our client of back pain so he could resume his active lifestyle.
Our patient came to us with excruciating back pain. He usually led an active lifestyle and also ran a very large spa hotel, so he was active at work too. He was upset that he could no longer continue with his usual activities.
After just one session our patient’s excruciating back pain had disappeared. After a couple of months of regular sessions and exercises provided for him to do at home, he noticed a huge improvement in his posture and his back ache. He still has the odd session whenever he feels his back needs an MOT, and he’s been able to resume his active lifestyle.
What did our patient think?
The excruciating back pain that I had suffered from went on the first treatment as Süheyla had quickly identified the problem. I am now having regular treatments by Süheyla and carrying out specific exercises to stop re-occurrence. My posture is certainly improving and I have no pain. Her regular treatment and recommended exercise routine has been extremely beneficial and helped me, as a 55 year old, return to a very active lifestyle including hiking in the Scottish Highlands and recreational cycling in the Olympic Velodrome!
How else can we help?
Shoulder, hip and knee pain
Do you get pain in your shoulder, hip or knee? We can help correct these issues for you.
Lower back and neck pain
We can help with back and neck pain by decreasing pressure on the spine and correcting your posture.
We can help with these issues by decompressing your spine, allowing your damaged disc to retract.
Osteopathy can improve foot and ankle alignment so that plantar fasciitis can heal. We can also provide you with insoles to help prevent problems reoccurring.
We can help improve neck posture and release the surrounding muscles to ease those headaches.
Osteopathy can balance out sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, helping you feel more relaxed and able to get on with your day.
Osteopathy can help to release the sciatic nerve which could be causing your symptoms, giving you relief and helping with your recovery.
Tennis and golfer’s elbow
Osteopathy can help increase your range of motion and decrease the pain you’re feeling in your elbow.
Osteopaths can help diagnose what is causing damage to nerves, treating the affected area and referring you to the right specialist if needed.
Osteopathy can help slow down the process of degeneration that leads to arthritis.
Osteopathy can help the body to repair sports injuries quicker and prevent them happening again, getting you back to your training.
Aches and pains during pregnancy
Osteopathy can help restore posture and offer relief from pain during pregnancy, as well as getting the body ready for labour.