stiff shoulders, sore back, or knee pain?
These are all common symptoms related to poor posture
And these are all common symptoms that can be alleviated by implementing some posture specific strengthening exercises, stretching, and mobility techniques. Whether it’s neck and shoulder pain, previous injuries that haven’t fully healed, or recurring knee pain, most people have suffering through some sort of discomfort at some point in their lives. There are lots of different types of exercises that can help alleviate symptoms, as well as prevent them from occurring. However, most people just don’t know where to start. If this sounds familiar, than you are at the right place!
What is Balanced Posture ?
Achieving a balanced physique in order to decrease pain and improve performance, function, and everyday movement.
Helping people create a balance within their body so their muscles, tissues, tendons, bones and joints can share the load created by their movements. This involves creating a balance in strength, flexibility, stiffness and mobility. For example, if one muscle group is stronger than its counterpart, then it will dominate during most movements – this can create compensatory patterns within your body without you even knowing it. Over time, this will most likely lead to overuse syndromes, such as tennis elbow, acute injuries, such as a torn hamstring, or most common, chronic injuries such as shoulder impingement or anterior knee pain. These are just a few examples of what poor posture can lead to. For anyone who has suffered any similar injuries or symptoms, you will know how uncomfortable they can be, how inconvenient they are, and how much they will impact your life. If you can prevent these from occurring, I’m sure you would!
It is important that we listen to our bodies and give them the care and attention they deserve.
Think of your body as a car. After driving around for a few years, certain parts will experience wear and tear, certain parts may break down, and certain parts may need to be replaced. If we have a flat tire, we don’t just leave the car in the drive way and hope it gets better tomorrow, do we? The same goes for our bodies.