Biomechanical and postural pain

Biomechanical and postural pain

There is no such thing as ‘poor posture’, but too long spent in a poor position, which trains our bodies into that position over time.
Whilst we are all built differently and none of us perfectly symmetrical, we all have a ‘neutral’ where our bodies are balanced evenly around our centre of gravity. If, for example, we lean forwards we shorten the soft tissues along the front of our bodies and lengthen those at the back. If we hold this position for too long our soft tissues adapt to this position - they find it harder to work in other positions and pain and accumulative injuries can occur as a result of repetitive movement patterns or prolonged postures out of our ‘correct’ alignment. We also place abnormal loads on our joints and spine by shifting more or less weight over them then they are designed to take which can cause pain.
Posture can be aided by learning techniques to help us with the cause of the problem, and secondly with tailored stretching and strengthening exercises to train our bodies out of the poor postures that they have adopted.