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Good Posture


Remind yourself constantly to watch your posture - whether standing, sitting or moving.

By achieving good alignment, you can avoid over-stressing joints or using the wrong muscles, which in turn over-stress joints.

Create a mental picture of how you should be standing as you check the following parts of your body – top to toe…

As you sit at your desk, table, or couch, reading this… ask yourself…

  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart, and parallel
  • The top of your head is reaching up towards the ceiling
  • Your neck is long and relaxed
  • Your shoulders are down and back
  • Lengthen up through your spine
  • Let your arms fall naturally loose and relaxed
  • Check your neutral position of the spine - not tilted forwards or backwards
  • Zip up and hollow
  • Don't lock your knees – if you bend them they should bend directly over the centre of your feet
  • Keep the weight evenly on both feet – don't sink back into your heels or lean forwards

Practice this position for a few minutes daily - it gets easier with practice.

All PhysioNow clinical services will be fully open again from January 11. PhysioNow is classified as an 'essential heath service' and we are staying open to serve the community. Our physiotherapists look forward to working with you and your families throughout 2021.

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