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Postural Dysfunction

A great number of people suffer from the negative effects of bad posture and yet do not change the factors of their lives which cause them the problem.

Postural dysfunction or “Poor” posture is defined as when our spine is positioned in unnatural positions, in which the curves are emphasised and this results in the joints, muscles and vertebrae being in stressful positions. This prolonged poor positioning results in a build up of pressure on these tissues.

Painful conditions associated with poor posture are so common that most people have some firsthand knowledge of these problems. Low back pain is the most frequent complaint but research shows neck, shoulder and arm pain has become increasingly widespread as a result of postural dysfunction. Foot and knee problems are also becoming more common due to faulty walking patterns. Symptoms of postural dysfunction may include painful and visible symptoms.

How we treat Postural Dysfunction

  • Assessment and diagnosis of postural habits.
  • Postural education and training.
  • Manual therapy and soft tissue massage.
  • Dry needling.
  • Postural taping.
  • Electrotherapy.
  • Joint mobilisation.
  • Corrective exercises and movements to improve flexibility, strength and posture.
  • Activity modification advice.
  • Advice regarding ergonomic work stations.
  • Pilates exercises.


  • Does any of the above problems or symptoms sound familiar to you? Are you having any of the symptoms mentioned above? DON’T suffer from bad posture any more when you can stop the ill effects today by coming to see one of our physiotherapists who can start you on the path the great posture. Book an appointment with us today and don’t waste any more time slouched over over your desk in work!