When you are learning to groom your personality, the way you sit and stand matters a lot! A good posture simply adds to your confidence and makes you look elegant. Yet many people are failing to realize its importance and the need to maintain it well.
The lifestyle that we have today has made it all the more worse. Our dependency on technology has increased that is slowing turning everyone into couch potatoes. People are sitting in front of their computers and working for straight 8-9 hours, finding it hard to take out time for exercise. As a result, the number of musculoskeletal disorders has increased that leads to bad posture.
Poor Posture or Postural Dysfunction is defined as when the spine is placed in unnatural positions consistently, that causes various health problems such as:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Poor Muscle Balance
- Difficulty in walking, sitting, bending and standing
To improve these problems, physiotherapy for posture correction is the best proven method till date. At ABTP, an assessment is carried out by trained medical professionals to identify the cause for bad posture. We make use of advanced medical technology systems from TecnoBody that has the efficiency of detecting even one degree of deviation. Postural bench gives an insight of slightest difference present in the posterior chain muscles at the scapular, lumbar and pelvic region. On the basis of this assessment, we create a customized treatment plan to address all issues related to bad posture. The plan includes physiotherapy exercises for posture correction to sit and stand straight back again! The most common exercises are:
- Chin Tucks
When the neck muscles are weak, the forward-head posture gets disturbed. You can strengthen them now by doing this chin exercise. While sitting or standing, it can be performed easily anywhere.
Tuck your chin in, move your head back and look straight. Hold for 4-5 seconds and then release. Repeat 10 times.
2. Hip Flexor Stretch
Knee down with left leg resting on the ground and the right foot on the floor in the front. Now slightly lean your hips forward to stretch the hip flexor muscle. Hold this for 30-60 seconds and then switch sides.
3. Cat Stretch
Lie down flat facing the floor. Then slowly lift your upper torso up with hips staying on the floor. Stretch as much as you can. Hold this position for 4-5 seconds. Repeat this 10 times.
4. Shoulder Blade Squeezing
Lie on your front, facing the floor. With arms placed by your side, squeeze your shoulder blades together as much as you can. Hold for 10-15 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
Don’t know where to go for trying the above-mentioned physiotherapy exercises? Drop by at any of our ABTP centres near you for training and rehabilitation that ensures you stay on the path of recovery and then finally come out with improved posture.