Posture and core strengthening exercises
Most of our lifestyles don't promote perfect posture. This is only a brief summary of the most common posture problems I observe in clinic, everyone is individual and can be helped by Osteopaths and ergonomic assessors)
What You'll Need
- A colleague or friend to take a photo of you at your desk or on your phone.
- A good office chair - which you can raise or lower according to your desk setup
What You'll Do
- Get your desk set up assessed. Sit straight on to any screen and make sure the top of the screen is at eye level. Hips should be slightly higher than knees. Support the curve in your lower spine to help support you sit up straight.
- Don't work from laptops for long periods of time unless they are raised up and you are using a separate key board and mouse.
- Be very conscious of your neck and posture whilst using mobile devices.
- Stretch the front of your chest daily (pec muscles) most peoples shoulders are held anterior to the perfect anatomical position which impacts our posture and adds to tension in the upper back and neck.
- Most people's back and posture benefit from strengthening their core muscles. (
Tips & Warnings
- Seek advice from an Osteopath to identify cause of your back pain so you can take the right action to rectify and prevent future episodes.
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