Postural and Core Training

Spine poor posture by Inge Poelman

Your posture has important implications not only for your appearance, but also for pain-free function. For example, “Forward Head Posture”, has been shown to be associated with neck pain in adults and older adults. Postural retraining can consist of stretching muscles that are often tight, receiving manual therapy to improve joint mobility, and strengthening the surrounding musculature and your core.

Your “core” consists of your pelvic floor muscles, your transversus abdominis (deep abdominal muscles), your multifidus (deep low back muscles), and your diaphragm (breathing muscle). Ask your physiotherapist if postural and core retraining is appropriate for you.