How can Manual Therapy improve my posture?

January 07, 2023

If your job involves sitting at a desk or driving for long periods, then you will be more likely to suffer from poor posture. As a result over time you may start to hunch over, your shoulders may round and your neck may poke forward.

This pattern, developed over time, can cause postural issues as an imbalance will be created within your muscles; some will become short and tight whilst others become long and stuck, causing pain and restriction. For example, if your chest is carrying a lot of tension, this may cause you to round your shoulders increasing stress and tension through your neck and upper back muscles.

One key way to help reduce muscle tension, improve muscle balance, and encourage the muscles in your body to relax is Manual Therapy.

A Manual Therapist can use a variety of techniques to encourage the tissue in your body to return to their original state and improve balance. They can feel the different tones/textures in your body and understand which areas are causing your aches and pains.

Improving your posture will help you in almost every activity you take part in. It will help prevent further injuries down the line, making life more enjoyable!

Good posture is essential in keeping your joints aligned and moving correctly. This decreases abnormal wearing of joint surfaces, reduces stress on the ligaments holding your joints together, and allows your muscles to work more efficiently.

At Hatt’s, our Manual Therapy team are experts in everything soft tissue related and can help maximise your mobility, reduce your pain and optimise your movement. We use a range of techniques such as hot stones massage, passive stretching, myofascial release, instrumental assisted soft tissue mobilisations, and dry needling alongside manual handling techniques to help you make those postural improvements.

With our team of Manual Therapists in Devizes, Marlborough and Frome, there’s always an opportunity to put your body’s needs first. If you’d like to book in with a member of our team, please call us on 01380 730473 or book online.