OK, time for a rant!
Posture retraining, alignment, and functional movement is the new rage in the fitness industry. Although this is a great thing for the awareness of a growing problem there is always a problem when the masses get a hold of something that they think they can make money off with no accountability being held for actually fixing a problem. (there is no posture Degree or Association to minimise the standards of practitioners). There are literally millions of posture articles, YouTube videos and E-books telling you the secrets of great posture etc.
Again, this is wonderful that posture is being talked about so much and everyone now thinks about posture as being important, but not all the information being handed out is helpful or correct, and not all the information is consistent, and some of this information can be damaging or harmful to a person's posture or worse yet their structure. This creates issues for the people who actually need help.
These are some of the most common things I hear that a so called “expert” has told a patient of mine when they come into my practice.
If you have heard these myths please disregard them and the “expert” who gave them to you!
Doctor of Physiotherapy | Bachelor Sports Science | Ormeau Physio
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