Category: Posture

Do I Have Bad Posture? Posture Myths & Misconceptions

Have you ever been told, or told someone else, ‘you have bad posture’ or ‘stand up straight? Have you been told that slouching when you sit, or bending when you stand, causes ‘your back to go out’ or leads to chronic pain? Have you ever been told by your doctor, physio or personal trainer that […]

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Should We Worry About Lifting Technique?

The importance of ‘lift with your legs, not your back’ in preventing back pain has recently been questioned.  The conventional wisdom is that we mustn’t stoop to lift heavy objects.  Instead, in order to avoid injury we should squat and lift with our legs, not our backs. Paul Ingram, a Physical Therapist from Vancouver, Canada, […]

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Is Your Posture Causing You Pain?

Most people will experience symptoms of tightness, stiffness, aching or pain at some point in their life. Sometimes these symptoms are associated with the tasks we do each day, or the posture we are in when we do them. This article discusses why that is. Most people have an understanding of what posture means, but […]

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