Posture is the position in which the body is held in space and time
The body is a dynamic structure and is dependent on the harmonious balance of the muscular skeletal system. When all the joints are correctly aligned and the muscles are working efficiently this good posture helps prevent injury and improves wellbeing.
Osteopaths are well versed in the application of spinal and joint manipulation in comparison to Physiotherapists. Osteopaths will look to treat the body as a whole whilst physiotherapists are generally area specific and target the tissues involved and are much more likely to include exercise as a part of treatment.
Advantages of good posture
Disadvantages of bad posture
If a misalignment is maintained over long periods it will inevitably lead to soft tissue damage. Back pain can arise from muscles, nerves, joints and bones of the back.
Trauma, repetitive injury, type of work, natural wear and tear can all be contributing factors, including poor posture. Back pain can arise from muscles, nerves, joints and bones of the back.