OSTEOPATHY TREATMENT FOR POSTURAL PROBLEMS
Poor posture or sustained immobility may result in a range of problems which can affect your musculoskeletal system.
Some common consequences from poor posture include:
- Back & neck pain
- Poor flexibility
- Muscular fatigue
- Joint irritation or degeneration
- Rounded shoulders or slumped sitting postures
- Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
Osteopaths are primary health care practitioners, and are trained to recognise causes of injury or pain which may require referral. We may also refer you for radiological assessment or communicate with your healthcare specialist or GP.
What will treatment involve?
During an appointment, a case history is taken, followed by an assessment to help identify the cause and effect of your postural strain being experienced.
Treatment may help alleviate symptoms and reduce the chance of reoccurrence. Osteopathic treatment may be combined with advice on rehabilitation exercises, ergonomics, postural involvement, sport participation, dietary advice or pain relief advice to help implement an overall management plan and improve posture.