Surely it is just good vs bad?
Whilst there is indeed an “ideal” posture where your spinal alignment means your muscles are working in a balanced manner and your spine can act as an effective shock-absorber to distribute mechanical stress across there body, unfortunately there are various types of non-optimal postures. Different postural variations result in the manifestation of varying aches and pains and also require different, targeted rehabilitation to improve postural form.
Time to take a standing selfie (!) and see which posture you are using our cheat sheet below. Once you have identified your “type”, then do not worry we have also provided tailored mobility & strengthening exercises you can use to work your way towards reaching that “ideal” posture.
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Click for downloadable PDF of Which Posture Are You? Cheat Sheet
Mobility & Strengthening Exercises
Now you have established your posture type, you can find tailored resources aimed at improving the 3 key posture types below (in this order):
- Sway Back
- Flat Back
1. Sway Back
2. Flat Back Posture
3. Kyphotic-Lordotic Posture