Posture is a hot topic in the world of physical therapy. One therapist will state posture has nothing to do with your pain, the other will consider it the cause. At Body Evolution we believe posture often plays a role in contributing to your pain, but we know that ‘poor’ posture does not mean you will have pain. Pain is complex and the pain experience is determined on how your brain interprets the information from both the internal (YOU) and external (THE WORLD) environment. Though pain is complex there often is a contribution from posture.
Most people think of ‘good’ posture as standing upright like someone in the military and ‘bad’ posture as standing in a slouched posture like someone who sat on the couch all day watching Netflix. The person with ‘good’ posture may be in pain while the person with ‘poor’ posture is pain-free. You might have pain right now. You might have a stiff and painful back that hurts while you walk causing you to limp and then you look over at the 'little old lady' who is hunched over her walker speeding by you...you think 'but my posture is great and she seems to be fine?' Does your posture have anything to do with your pain?...well...maybe, maybe not.
If you don't have any pain then how can you determine if posture is an issue? In the context of pain, you can't. But if you have pain then that's a different story.
Those that know me know I am a believer in good posture.
I'm just a guy helping active adults and athletes frustrated by nagging aches and pains naturally return to a healthy lifestyle.