With Dr Adrienne Leahy
Jenny first attended the Crows Nest Spine & Health Clinic on the 08.02.14 with right sided shoulder pain. The pain was sharp and occurring at least once a day- often at very random times. Despite having previous treatment to relax the muscles surrounding her shoulders her symptoms persisted.
After being treated with postural therapy, Jenny notices that she rarely feels any shoulder pain and also that her posture and in particular her sleeping habits have shown a marked improvement.
Before Treatment After treatment
Things to notice
- Head upright and straight
- Shoulders back
- Pelvis in line
- Looks slimmer.
Your body’s posture is directly related to your health. Poor posture can cause a myriad of problems, including chronic fatigue. Improving your posture can ultimately improve your energy level, making it easier for you to live a full and happy life.
As we age, our bodies go through many changes. We lose bone density and muscle tissue. Our joints become inflexible and stiff. Over time, the weight of our bodies shifts forward, leading to an irregular gait and slouched sitting. Poor posture also contributes to improper alignment of the spine, which strains the back muscles and compresses the spinal discs, resulting in lower back pain. When this occurs, the body is forced to overextend itself, making postural correction difficult.