Postural Correction

Postural correction involves a postural assessment and guidance concerning your posture with exercises to help you improve. If it appears that postural problems are causing or adding to your problems and pain, postural CORRECTION will be included as part of your treatment. ‍ At Relieve Physio we use modern postural software to assess and treat postural issues. Our team consists of a certified postural specialist from The National Posture Institute.

Postural assessment: includes identifying any tight or weak muscles that may be causing you to maintain a poor posture and also any joint stiffness or hypermobility that may cause poor posture.

Postural guidance : includes guidance  with respect to correct sitting and standing positioning, moving and handling techniques that will help to improve your posture. The advice will be client centered;  therefore, will consider your occupation, driving habits and other activities. This will allow you to incorporate our advice into your daily routines.

Who will benefit from postural correction?

Anyone with a poor posture, muscle imbalance and pain will benefit from a full postural assessment and correction. An optimum posture will help you to be more functional and reduce your pain levels.

Leg Length Discrepancies: this is the difference in the overall measurements between the two leg lengths. True leg length is a difference in the actual lengths due to a discrepancy in bone lengths. Apparent leg length is due to soft tissue shortening around the pelvis, legs and ankle that makes the leg length appear different.

What are the benefits of postural correction?

Having a poor posture can cause a cycle of muscle imbalance and pain which is difficult to stop without physiotherapy intervention.

Having postural alignment as part of your treatment can produce many benefits including:

Reducing pain

Strengthening weak muscles

 Loosening and strengthening stiff joints

Improving general posture

Improving function