Good Posture

Articles researched and written by Sally Ann Quirke, a fully qualified professional chartered Physiotherapist based in Ireland.

The Importance of Good Posture

What is a “Good Posture”? How do you know if you have the “Correct Posture”? The right posture for everyday tasks like sitting or standing?

When you are sitting and working at your computer, are you aware of how good posture can provide Back Pain Relief - or prevent back and neck pain in the first place?

I cannot stress enough the importance of maintaining a good posture throughout our lives. In doing so, we significantly reduce the risk of developing back pain. Sometimes we need to learn how to correct, hold and maintain good postural habits to prevent back pain from occurring or re-occurring.

I place great emphasis on maintaining an ‘Active Posture’ to help keep a healthy and pain free back. The following articles cover many aspects of posture analysis, correction and related conditions that explain this approach further. Please feel free to explore any of them in more detail.

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Posture Pictures »

Posture while standing

Very few of us have a perfect posture. This is due to the type of posture we are born with - combined with our personalities and movement habits that shape our posture over the years. Here are some illustrations that…

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Posture Analysis »

Analysing your posture

A good posture helps your balance, prevents injury or overuse problems, and reduces back pain and muscle pain. Put simply, a good posture aligns and all your body parts to work together more efficiently.

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Computer Posture »

Poor computer posture

Adopting a correct posture while working at your Computer is so important for sitting-related back pain treatment and prevention. It is something that you actively have to work at.

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Posture Balls - how they can help back and neck pain »

Posture or pilates ball

Posture balls are very helpful tools in the management of your back and neck pain. The ball can be used as a seat, or as a tool for exercising your lower back. They are also commonly described as Pilates or…

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Posture Correction »

Posture correction

In all my years of experience of treating back and neck pain - I have found that if you do not first correct your posture, then you will not have a full recovery any from posture-related pain.

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Posture Corrective Brace »

Posture corrective brace

The Posture corrective brace can be a great tool for educating your body. However, in my experience, wearing them without absolute necessity can often lead to further neck and back problems. Caution is required!

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Posture Exercises »

Pilates Posture Exercises

There are many posture exercises and exercise programmes that you can use to improve your posture. Here are a number of posture exercise programmes that I advise for my own clients.

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Running Posture »

Pain points caused by bad running posture

Your Running posture may vary according to your genetic makeup as well as your postural habits, body weight and size. However, you can improve your running technique with posture awareness and posture-related techniques training.

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Sitting Posture »

Sitting Posture

An “active” sitting posture is the posture that I encourage. Adopting this posture will save you a lot of money on posture chairs, ergonomic desks and other back pain relief products that you do not necessarily need.

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While the content and materials contained in the articles on this website have been written & researched by Sally Ann Quirke, a professional, practising & fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapist (Physical Therapist) based in Ireland, they are provided for general information and educational purposes only. They do not constitute medical advice on any particular individual situation. Please see your Chartered Physiotherapist or other medical practitioner for full and individual consultation.

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