We have all been told to stand up straight and not “slouch”. We understand that it is important to have good posture but we don’t always understand what that means. Proper posture is an alignment of the head, spine and extremities that provides maximal function. It is the attitude of the body – the natural and comfortable bearing of the body. It is maintained by the coordination of various muscles that move the limbs.
When the symmetry of structure is lost and integrity is compromised it can cause musculoskeletal breakdown, injury and pain. Muscles become imbalanced and can’t function optimally and it can also affect our internal organs.
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Annette DuPont, PT