What is Good Posture?

The general concept of posture refers to “the carriage of the body as a whole, the attitude of the body, or the position of the arms and legs”.  It is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or lying down. Good posture is the position, which is attained when the joints are not bent or twisted and the spine is aligned.  Maintaining good posture involves training your body to move and function where the least strain is placed on bones, joints and soft tissues.

Why Do I Need Good Posture?

Your grandmother and teachers knew what they were talking about when they chided you to “Sit Up Straight!” Good posture does more than improve your appearance, it also:

  • Optimizes breathing and circulation
  • Maintains the bones and joints in the correct alignment so that muscles are being used properly and efficiently
  • Helps reduce or prevent the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces that could result in degenerative diseases, such as arthritis
  • Decreases stress on the soft tissues, such as ligaments, muscles, tendons and discs
  • Prevents the spine from becoming fixed in abnormal positions
  • Prevents fatigue because muscles are being used more efficiently, allowing the body to use less energy
  • Prevents postural strain or overuse problems
  • Prevents neck and back pain
  • Prevents muscle fatigue
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Good posture improves your appearance – and your health!

We Work With Individuals & Groups!

For individuals suffering with chronic neck, back or wrist pain, we can provide personalized advice about your office ergonomics, sitting posture and standing posture.

For groups, Our PRO Physical Therapy Ergonomic Solutions can help reduce your medical costs and workplace injuries. Ask about our programs for:

  •   Injury intervention and prevention
  •   Job coaching on work postures, job-specific stretching and strengthening
  •   Onsite intervention
  •   Employee functional testing
  •   Health and Wellness