Posture

Postural physiotherapy rehabilitation London

A good posture for an healthy body.

london_physiotherapy_postureOur posture affects our overall musculoskeletal health, but most people don’t pay enough attention to it. Poor posture increases pressure on the spine, which can lead to a number of issues such as:

  • neck pain
  • back pain
  • shoulder pain
  • headaches
  • sciatica
  • pain in the arms or legs
  • repetitive strain injury

People that spend a lot of time sitting down, for example office workers or students, are in particular risk of developing postural issues and experiencing back or neck pain. In the long run, bad posture can also cause other issues such as fatigue and reduced breathing capacity and performance. Good posture keeps muscles, ligaments, bones and internal organs aligned, thus reducing wear and tear of the joints, and relieving stress. It also helps you breath and sleep better and it increases overall wellbeing.

Some people suffer from chronic pain due to bad posture, but they don’t realise what the cause of their issues is. This type of pain can be easily treated with physiotherapy by rebalancing the body, through working on different parts of the body, as the pain might be caused by an imbalance in a different part than where it manifests. You can take simple steps to reduce pain, such as taking a break away from your computer every hour, however, achieving good posture and alignment is a more complicated process and you should consult a physiotherapist for that.

Our specialised London physiotherapist will perform a detailed head to toes assessment of your posture in order to uncover the cause of the issues you are experiencing. Depending on the areas that are affected and the cause, our London physiotherapist will create a tailored programme for you, which will usually include a combination of realignment exercises, muscle strengthening and massage to minimise pain. In addition the physiotherapist will also teach you postural awareness and how to move and sit correctly in every day life, in order to minimise your chance of injury and relapse. For athletes, our London physiotherapist will assess your posture and offer advice that will help you exercise and train in a healthy way, using the correct posture, in order to improve your performance.

Following the physiotherapist’s advice will take discipline, but the benefits in your overall wellbeing will be noticeable very quickly.

Excellence physiotherapy offers home visits in London, treating you in the comfort of your own home. If you prefer, we can also offer treatment at one of the two Light Centre practices, in Belgravia, near London Victoria station, or in the City of London, near Moorgate station.

We are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa recognised and axa ppp recognised

For postural physiotherapy treatment call : 0207 125 0262

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