Postural Exercises

A wide range of muscles works together to support your body’s joints and other structures. Maintaining optimal posture is necessary to ensure spinal wellness and prevent back pain. However, most people today have a high risk of developing back and spinal pains due to improper posture. Perhaps you spend long hours hunched in front of a computer or staring down at your phone screen. This makes your neck slouch forward, affecting your overall posture, which, in turn, can lead to chronic pain.

Postural exercises are necessary to restore postural alignment, strengthen muscles, improve flexibility, and minimize the risk of injuries and chronic pain.

What are Postural Exercises?

Postural exercises are a set of exercises focused on posture realignment. Our physical therapists will assess your posture and recommend the ideal exercises to restore alignment. Postural exercises are included in your physical therapy plan if our therapists determine that poor posture is a contributing factor to your chronic pain or injuries. As such, restoring postural alignment during your physical therapy minimizes the risk of re-injuries.

Benefits of Postural Exercises

  • Reduce pain and discomfort
  • Strengthen weak muscles
  • Reduce muscle tightness
  • Stretch overused muscles
  • Increase joint mobility
  • Increase balance and stability
  • Improve overall function
  • Improve general posture
  • Reduce the risk of re-injuries

Your Postural Realignment Includes…

  • Postural Assessment: The physical therapist identifies the weak muscle groups, stiff joints, and other conditions, such as hypermobility, responsible for your poor posture. This allows them to curate a physical therapy plan just for you.
  • Postural Advice: The physical therapist provides individualized advice on the ideal standing, walking, sitting, and handling techniques. Their recommendations are based on your specific lifestyle, profession, and driving habits, allowing you to implement them in your daily life.
  • Postural Exercises: The physical therapist designs individualized postural exercises to strengthen the weak muscles, reduce muscle tightness, increase joint stability, and provide more stability. This addresses the root cause of your poor posture.

Schedule an Appointment

Miami Neurology & Rehabilitation Specialists is led by a team of physical therapists. Poor posture is one of the leading causes of chronic pain, leading to various undesired neuromuscular conditions. Our licensed physical therapists curate individualized postural exercises to enhance your postural awareness, thereby minimizing the risk of injuries and pain. Please schedule an appointment to discuss your treatment options with our physical therapists.


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