Posture: What it is and What it Can Mean for Your Health

Assessing posture can give me as a practitioner so many insights into your health and wellbeing.

I urge you while you are reading this blog to flex forward from the hips and going into a really hunched forward position… Now try to breathe. Hard isn’t it! Ok sit up normal now and breathe normally. A lot of people in society today are in this subtle or not so subtle forward position. So if you are not getting full, efficient air into your body do you think this could be detrimental to your health.

Sometimes genetics plays a role in the way you hold yourself, but this doesn’t mean you are stuck with it. There is plenty of exercises that can be done to ensure you have good symmetry in your muscles.

Neurologically your brain relies on information giving feedback through the nervous system to where your head is in space, if your head is too far forward, the side or backward it sends information to the brain that can confuse it and therefore the rest of the body has to compensate for this.

For the Golfers, the posture in your setup completely affects the plane of your swing and the way you deliver the club to the ball and therefore costing you efficiency in your swing.

Posture is as individual to you as your fingerprint, so it is hard to give a one size fits all posture program, you will benefit from an individual assessment with one of our professionals.

Sam is new to the Warkworth team, he a physiotherapist who specialises in working with golfers to correct posture and give you better efficiency.

Lindsay is our local Warkworth Chiropractor and in her appointments assesses posture and gives tips for correct posture, which may enhance health and keep you moving well.

This post was first published on May 15, 2022 on Trinity Chiropractic by Lindsay Best.

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