Three years ago I was training a
client and doing a simple demo of a dead lift.
Bad Posture and what to do about it
Recommendation of Jonathon Simmonds
Wake Up Call
Jonathon Simmonds – Osteopath
Musculo-skeletal pain is often worse when a person
maintains a particular posture
which may be standing, sitting or lying.
Poor posture contributes to the likelihood of
developing such pain.
Posture is a dynamic process, not a static state.
The range of postures possible is variable
within the limits set by a persons’
However, the posture is psychologically driven,
a preconceived mental image.
Therefore it cannot be changed purely by stretching
and strengthening muscles and soft tissues.
Every person carries imperfections in their muscular-skeletal structure
(as within all systems within their genetic makeup).
The body will compensate for these in an efficient,
or inefficient way, which may be asymptomatic for many years.
As accumulated stresses build up, a breakdown
in compensation may occur due to
dysfunction, causing pain.
Even if the posture appears relatively balanced,
there may still be an abnormal posturing mechanism
secondary to dysfunction. This may predispose further
strains in adjacent structures/tissues due to guarded
abnormal movement patterns.
Identification of dysfunction by postural assessment may also indicate
that there are areas distant to the local dysfunction
that may be of relevance.
If you would like a postural assessement
you can contact Jon via the details below.
Jonathan Simmonds ND. Bsc (hons) Ost Registered Osteopath
Thanks for that Article Jon! This article explains my experience to the letter!
My body had seriously adapted to a new (un-natural) posture. The pain eventually
caught up on me and I’m now so pleased I made the decision to visit Jon.
We’ll have more from Jon in the coming weeks.
Catch ya soon Guys!