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Improve your posture

By Optimum Movement Centre on June 4, 2018 in | comments

Good posture is easy to maintain and is important to our overall health and well being. Maintaining a healthy core assists with correct posture and reduces common problems such as headaches, fatigue, back and neck pain.

How you look and feel may be directly related to your posture. When you are feeling strong and confident, you are undoubtedly standing tall, head up and feeling ready to take on the world. Alternatively, poor posture can also have the opposite effect. Many of us go about our lives living with a hunched back, rounded shoulders, imbalanced hips and living with pain because we think this is normal. Our poor posture may be caused by sitting in our office chair, cradling our phone to our ear, carrying a heavy bag on one shoulder, driving, standing for long periods, sleeping or carrying children. Perhaps you feel it may be hereditary or something you’ve always lived with and don’t know how to seek help.

Living with poor posture can have significant side effects such as;

  • Chronic back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Foot, ankle, knee, hip and back injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Headaches
  • Stiffness
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle atrophy and weakness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Digestion issues
  • Nerve impingement
  • Sciatica

Research has shown that exercise, stretching, resistance training and functional exercises all help to support, reinforce and maintain good posture. Not only will it improve the way you look and feel, it will also make you more functional, improve your strength, agility and flexibility.

By following a properly prescribed treatment program and with consistent effort, you will quickly regain good posture, improve core strength and flexibility and reduce pain and injury.
The Optimum Movement Centre incorporates MedX equipment with functional exercises and specificity training to help you increase strength, flexibility, endurance and motion and improving your overall health and well being.

MedX equipment is scientifically designed and uses proven technology, incorporating years and millions of dollars of medically based, independent and university based research. This equipment has been known to help thousands of people reduce or eliminate their back pain whilst increasing function and quality of life. (Source http://www.medxonline.com/about.php)

This link demonstrates the MedX equipment strengthening the spine along with the importance of core strength and correct form for improved posture http://www.medxonline.com/core.php.

We would love the opportunity to meet you and see how we can be of service and help you achieve your goals to live a more fulfilled lifestyle. Whether it is for pain management and rehabilitation, maintenance of a healthy and active body or to assist with athletic endeavours, our professional trainers will create a tailored program to suit your specific needs.
The first session is free! Click here to get started.

We always recommend consulting with your health care practitioner prior to beginning any new program or exercise. Before attempting these exercises, it is important to identify the type of pain you are experiencing; whether it is acute, chronic or nerve pain. Please consult with your Doctor or Health Care professional prior to beginning your movement program with the Optimum Movement Centre™.

Sources:
*http://www.medxonline.com/about.php
https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/how-to-improve-your-posture



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