What Is Good Posture?

What Is Good Posture?

Poor body positioning leads to bad posture over time, which results in a number of  debilitating problems. Continually slumping on the couch, slouching in your chair, holding the phone in the crook of your neck, sleeping in odd ways  can make your muscles and joints tight or even over stretched in a ‘habitual’ shape.




There are two common postural problems:

Upper-Cross Syndrome:Upper Cross Syndrome

This postural problem  is due to a muscular imbalance between the front and rear of the shoulder girdle & neck. It results in forward head carriage and rounded shoulders.

This postural change in the upper body can result in many different symptoms, including neck pain, headaches, migraines, thoracic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder pain, elbow pain etc.


Lower-Cross Syndrome:

This postural problem is due to muscular imbalance acting on the pelvis and lower back.This results in a ‘Sway back’ posture of increased lumbar and neck curve and abdomen prominence.

This postural change in the lower body can result in many different symptoms, including low back pain, gluteal pain, mechanical hip pain, Sciatica etc


The practitioners at Gladesville Healthcare can successfully aid in postural inequalities like upper & lower cross syndrome through a combination of soft tissue massage, stretching, manual therapy and specific exercise prescription. 

Please contact us for specific management of your postural problem.



 Neck & Postural Exercise Video:


 Lower Back Postural Exercise Video:


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