Postural Fatigue

postural fatigueAs time goes by, bad habits such as slouching and inactivity can cause muscle fatigue and tension, eventually leading to poor posture which may result in back and joint pain.

Different careers bring their own unique difficulties – drivers often suffer from lower back and neck pain as a result of sitting for prolonged periods; if you answer the work phone on the same side every time, it can lead to neck and shoulder problems; some workers including nurses and builders have to lift heavy loads and suffer lower back pain as a result.

Having previously experienced an injury, you may find that you have altered your posture to compensate for and cope with the injury. Once these patterns have become habit it is difficult to realise they are there.

Your osteopath will examine you and assess your posture. They will inform you of any areas needing to be addressed and work with you to develop a plan of how you will be able to overcome these postural issues and return to a more neutral position, so relieving stress and strain on your body.