Posture related back problems and spinal posture assessment
Posture imbalances can occur at any stage of life and it is not uncommon to identify these problems in young children as well as adults. Poor posture is often due to inadequate core strength and muscle imbalances but can also be caused by a scoliosis which is a bend/twist in the spine.
At Spinal Synergy Physiotherapy we recognize the integrated function of the spine and how the different curves of the spinal column interact with one another and how imbalances in one region often cause problems not only locally but in other areas of the spine. It is essential to identify these postural imbalances and the muscle imbalances that contribute to ongoing back, neck and pelvic problems. Problem areas are treated with a combination of manual therapy, corrective exercise and stretches and posture re-education.