Postural Problems in Southend-on-Sea & Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

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Postural Problems

We offer several different therapies to help with postural problems in Southend at The Body Matters. Treatments are available from our clinic based in Leigh-on-Sea. We also offer telephone & online support and remote consultations.

What is posture?

Posture is defined as the attitude assumed by the body either with support during the course of muscular activity or as a result of the coordinated action performed by a group of muscles working to maintain stability. It involves the proper arrangement of bones, muscles, and joints to maintain balance and support. Good posture ensures minimal strain on muscles, reducing the risk of discomfort or injury.

What are postural problems?

Postural problems encompass conditions where the body's alignment is compromised, leading to discomfort or pain. Causes vary from muscle imbalances, poor ergonomics, and prolonged sitting, to structural abnormalities like scoliosis. Symptoms often include back or neck pain, stiffness, headaches, and muscle fatigue. Prevention involves ergonomic adjustments, regular exercises targeting posture and taking breaks from prolonged positions. Treatment includes physical therapy, muscle-strengthening exercises, ergonomic modifications, and, in some cases, supportive devices.

What are common symptoms of postural problems?

Common symptoms of postural problems encompass back or neck pain, often persistent and localised. Individuals may experience stiffness or discomfort in these areas, accompanied by headaches or muscle fatigue. Additionally, postural issues can lead to limited flexibility or mobility, affecting daily activities. Some might notice a visible curvature in the spine or uneven shoulders. These symptoms may worsen with prolonged sitting, standing, or certain movements, impacting overall comfort and functionality.

Can postural problems lead to other health issues?

Postural problems often extend beyond discomfort, potentially causing broader health issues. Prolonged poor posture may strain muscles, leading to chronic pain, restricted flexibility, and decreased mobility. Moreover, it can impact the spine, contributing to disc degeneration or nerve compression. Breathing difficulties, digestive problems, and even mood disturbances might arise due to compromised posture. Addressing postural issues promptly is crucial to prevent these secondary health concerns and maintain overall well-being.

What therapies are available for postural problems?

At The Body Matters, we offer a range of therapies to help you with postural alignment and other postural problems. Different types of manual therapy can be used to treat the symptoms associated with posture.

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If you are struggling with postural problems and want advice on how to better manage your pain and even learn how to improve things where other interventions haven’t helped, then get In touch with The Body Matters team to see if we can help.

Remote Consultations Available

We continue to use remote consultations to provide our services without physical interaction, if required, by shifting some appointments to video consultations.

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Call 01702 714968 for more information about postural problems in Southend-on-Sea and to find out more about how The Body Matters can help.

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We are open on weekdays and Saturdays, with early morning and evening appointments available on request. We offer remote consultations to provide our services without physical interaction.

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