Worried about your posture or concerned that you are falling into bad habits, slouching or stooping?

At St Judes we offer a 45-minute check of your postural alignment and muscular balance with a Chartered Physiotherapist, give you an outline of any problems and recommend ways you can help yourself.

Body Alignment

We will examine the way you stand, walk, sit and perform specific tasks that may be causing you, or about to cause you, problems. We will show you how to change habits that can potentially cause you problems in the future and help you to correct any postural positions that cause muscle tension and possibly eventual joint and nerve damage.

Good reasons to get your alignment checked:

  • Repetitive strain injury, neck, shoulders and back pain can all result from poor posture that you may not even know you have
  • Correct alignment is energy efficient and will leave you feeling less tired
  • Good posture can make you look taller, slimmer and fitter

Our Chartered Physiotherapists are not just there to treat existing injuries. A crucial part of their role is also to offer advice in order to prevent further injury recurrence, or to flag-up warning signs before they develop into long-term problems. As they say, prevention is better than cure – book your check today.

If you have any questions please do give us a call, our friendly experts will be happy to help. In the meantime, why not follow our top tips below:

St Judes tips for better posture
Good posture involves keeping your body in correct alignment by maintaining your natural curves in sitting, standing and walking. Try following these four simple steps daily to help improve posture, as well as minimise the stress and strain on muscles, joints and discs.

  1. Try to stand as tall as you can - this will make you look longer, leaner and fitter.
  2. Push your shoulders down and back - this reduces the possibility of shoulder and neck pain. Imagine you are opening up the front of the chest wall rather than standing to attention.
  3. Pull your lower tummy muscles in - only try to hold this with 20% effort. This helps to improve the tone of your tummy muscles and improve your core stability.
  4. Strike the heels to the ground and then toes off all the way - this helps to use the full walking (gait) cycle.
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