Posture describes how your body is aligned when sitting, standing or lying down. Many people have jobs which are predominantly desk-based and bad posture can increase the stress on joints, muscles, tendons or ligaments which, over time could lead to strain or injury. Here’s some advice from experienced osteopath Peter Leigh to help you improve your posture when sitting.
With regard to our musculoskeletal system we are all anatomically the same, but put together in different proportions. A chair should be comfortable for you, what is comfortable for one person is not necessarily so for someone else. Always listen to your body.
From the feet up
When using a computer
None of us are good the whole time, but if you are having problems have a look at your seat and desk set up. If necessary take some ergonomic advice or seek help from your osteopath or other therapist.
Peter Leigh is a fully qualified osteopath and part-time Senior Clinic Tutor at the British School of Osteopathy. Peter has been treating patients at Fleet Osteopathic Clinic for over 30 years and takes a holistic approach to the treatment of muscles and joints which are causing pain as a result of specific injuries, poor posture, medical conditions or age.
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