Correction, its Called Corrective Exercise
Proper posture is essential for maintaining good health and well-being. However, postural dysfunction can develop for a variety of reasons, including injuries, poor habits, and a sedentary lifestyle.
Injuries that are not fully rehabilitated can contribute to postural dysfunction.
For example, after an ankle, knee, or shoulder injury, compensation patterns can develop as the body tries to protect the injured area. If these compensation patterns are not corrected, they can lead to poor posture and further injuries down the line. It's important to always get reassessed by a qualified trainer or healthcare professional after an injury to ensure proper rehabilitation and avoid future problems.
Me at my Lower Back Pain relief workshop explaining the "dead bug"
Sedentary lifestyles can also contribute to postural dysfunction. Sitting for prolonged periods of time can cause muscle imbalances and weaken core muscles, leading to poor posture. This is especially true with today's modern lifestyles where many people work from home or spend long hours sitting at a desk. Incorporating movement breaks and posture-improving exercises into your daily routine can help counteract the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle.
Other factors that can contribute to postural dysfunction include poor sleeping habits, improper footwear, and stress. Poor sleeping habits, such as sleeping on your stomach or with a poorly designed pillow, can affect neck and spine alignment. Improper footwear, such as high heels or shoes without adequate support, can alter gait and posture. Stress can also cause tension in the body, leading to muscle imbalances and poor posture.
If you suspect that you have postural dysfunction, it's important to seek the help of a qualified trainer or healthcare professional. They can assess your posture and develop a personalized corrective exercise program to improve your posture and reduce pain. Don't let poor posture hold you back from living your best life. Take action today to improve your posture and overall well-being. Book a free 30 minute consultation assessment with me here and we will find out!