Why would I need posture correction at Hurlingham Physiotherapy Clinic (HPC)?


Bad posture can increase your risk for spinal injuries and decrease the efficiency of your circulatory system.  When these symptoms are combined, you may have difficulty exercising or being active for extended periods of time due to muscle and joint pain.  Posture correction at our clinic can help you achieve and maintain good posture hence reducing the risk of getting spinal injuries and chronic conditions e.g Disc prolapse.

What causes bad posture?


Bad posture can be caused by a variety of factors like overweight, lack of exercises and not practicing proper ergonomics while at work and at home.  Our therapists can check your posture to determine if you need correction.  If you do, our we will recommend a treatment program that may include manipulations and exercise.

Why should I practice good posture?


Bad posture can also lead to weakened core muscles, which can contribute to spinal misalignments and further deterioration of your posture.  Manipulations correct misalignments in the spine.  When your vertebrae are properly aligned, you will experience less back and neck pain.  Certain exercises can help strengthen your core muscles, which will help keep your vertebrae properly aligned.  Strong core muscles will also aid you in maintaining good posture.

What are the qualities of a good office chair?


Back support
It should also be adjustable to fit properly to your back and should remain the same as you move and recline in your chair. A good office chair with proper back support will improve your posture and therefore eliminate or reduce back pain and stiffness.
The front of the seat should have a rounded edge. A straight horizontal front will cut off circulation on the backside of the knees. A good tip is that you should be able to slide your fingers between the inside of legs and the front edge of the seat.
Width of the seat and armrest
If you have to squeeze into the chair then it does not fit, no matter how comfortable it may seem once you are seated. There should be room between the armrests and your body. In addition, the armrests need to interact with the desk. Quality armrests can help with tasks like reading and writing, and taking pressure and tension off the neck and shoulders.
Height Adjustments
Should have a height adjustment. The specifications to adjust your office chair and to promote good posture are as follows: thighs should be horizontal to the ground while both feet are on the ground and wrists should be straight while typing
If you cannot find an office chair height that allows both of the above, you may want to find a way to alter the height of your keyboard so that you can have straight wrists while typing and your body is aligned properly with the chair and the floor.
Your chair must be stable. Look for a chair on wheels that swivels and a good base that will not flip you over on your head when you recline.

As mentioned earlier, a good office chair will improve posture and eliminate aches and pains.


How do I schedule an appointment with your clinic?


To schedule an appointment with our clinic call us at 0736676083 / 020-2721139