Posture



Posture is a critical factor in overcoming any case of repetitive strain injury. When the segments of the body are properly aligned in relation with one another, the body functions with the greatest level of ease possible. Flexibility and range of motion will be as good as possible, within the constraints of other existing factors in the body.

Factors that can influence and interfere with correct posture are:

• Bad habits for sitting and standing that are developed over a lifetime

• The after effects of surgery or other trauma

• The result of adhesions that interfere with the proper alignment of the body

• Emotions that change the way a person presents themselves to others, as in the case of a depressed person


What Is Good Posture?

Standing Posture

The best and most stress-free standing posture is characterized by each segment of the body being stacked squarely upon the one beneath it.

  • The feet should be firmly planted on the ground.
  • The knees should be directly above the middle of the ankle joints.
  • The hips directly above the knees.
  • The shoulders in a direct and straight line above the hips.
  • The head and neck held in a way that aligns the ears directly over the shoulders.

Whether sitting or standing, the correct stacking of the body’s segments remains critical for the graceful, pain free and easy movement of the body.