Poor flexibility & posture is a common cause of pain and discomfort. When muscles are tight and joints are restricted your posture is weak. This can lead to movement dysfunction and leave you more susceptible to injuries like strains, sprains and slipped discs. Poor posture can also contribute to headaches caused by neck and shoulder tension.
Good posture is more than just standing up straight. Any position you may get yourself into whether driving, sitting at a desk, watching television or while gardening and doing housework all require good movement and posture.
At Hitchin Osteopathy, we use research backed movement assessment to assess your movement, flexibility & posture. This ensures we address your joint mobility, tissue flexibility and stability or motor control dysfunctions to improve your range of movement and body balance. Muscle Energy Techniques are particularly useful in stretching tight hamstrings and calves.
With each osteopathic consultation, you receive a comprehensive movement screen, postural analysis and corrective exercise plan. Your exercise plan includes simple movements and stretches that can be done in minutes, helping you to loosen where you are too tight, tighten where you are too loose and strengthen where you are too weak.
Once you have achieved a healthier, more balanced, flexible and pain-free body the end result is a happier you!
For help with flexibility & posture in Hitchin, Letchworth, Stevenage or Hertfordshire please call on 01462 506166.