Common postural abnormalities 😱‼️
I know there’s many things out there warning us about certain dangers in life and what to be cautious of or worried about but this is something I feel we should all keep a close eye on as it gets worse and worse each day your getting out of bed!
(All three of the below Increases stress on the spine and surrounding soft tissue structures. These also have a negative impact on our normal bodily movements so we need to be aware of them at all times)!
(Take a relaxed picture from your ‘front’ and ‘side’ to see if you have any of the following)…
☠Scoliosis (lateral deviation of the spine)
A lateral curve of more than 10degrees (sidewards bend of the spine)
👉Treatments: physical therapy, bracing and surgery
☠Hyperlordosis (excessive lower-back curvature)
The abdominal muscles (rectus abdominis) and trunk stabilising muscles (transverse abdominis) are weak and the lower back muscles (erector spinae) are short and tight. This gives a hollow back appearance which makes the stomach and butt stick out.
👉Treatments: Medication to reduce temporary pain or swelling, strengthen core muscles, yoga to increase body awareness, strength, flexibility and range of motion, weight loss and maybe even braces or surgery.
☠Hyperkyphosis (Excessive mid-back curvature)
The muscles at the front of the chest (pectorals) and upper back (upper trapezius) are short and tight and the muscles of the middle back (rhomboids and lower trapezius) are lengthened and weakened. This gives a hunched back appearance.
👉Treatments: Medication to reduce temporary pain or swelling, regular exercise and strengthening the back muscles, yoga to increase body awareness, strength, flexibility and range of motion, weight loss and maybe even braces or surgery.
The above postural abnormalities can be sustained or become worse with poor posture whilst walking, driving, working hours at a desk or lifting weights (light or heavy) with poor form. obesity, osteoporosis (weakened bones caused by age) and many more.
As time goes on with these continued bad habits we will find that these abnormalities will just get worse as time goes on. I would highly recommend you to become more aware of them now to prevent dealing with any of these potential problems in the near future.
If you would like help with working on your technique whilst performing your exercises in the gym (especially those big compound exercises) head over to my services page or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org to book in a one-to-one personal training session. Let’s help you to correct that posture and lift correctly so you can focus more on those progressions and enable you to reach your goals much faster!
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