Posture & Preventing Injury
Posture is any position that you hold your body against gravity while standing, sitting or lying down. Good posture means the body will be able to maintain correct alignment and minimise stress or strain on joints, ligaments and muscles.
Maintaining good posture is vital in helping to prevent injury and in this section we have collated some relevant videos and general hints and tips as a useful resource for our clients:
Posture Tips in the Office
Video credit: MartelaGroup
Posture Tips for Sleeping
Video credit: Which? (flash video doesn’t play on iphones/ipads)
Posture Tips when Driving
Video credit: RECARO
Posture Tips when Gardening
Video credit: British Chiropractic Association
Posture Tips when doing Housework
Video credit: Gord McMorland
Get Britain Standing
With the average British person sitting for 8.9 hours everyday, we’re supporting the ‘Get Britain Standing’ campaign to try to encourage people to do less sitting and more standing – whether that’s at your desk or even when you’re watching the TV!
Find out more about the campaign on the Get Britain Standing website and remember to get standing!
There are thousands of products on the market to help you achieve good posture. Here is a small selection of some products that you might find useful:
The electronic motor in these Sit-Stand Desks allows you to raise or lower the height of the desk at a press of a button allowing you to seamlessly change between sitting or standing.
Exclusive Offer for clients of The Putney Clinic:
Enjoy a 10% discount off any Sit-Stand products!
Use discount code putney2016 when placing your order at www.sit-stand.com
Recommended by physiotherapists and osteopaths, Corrigo chairs are specially designed to help everything from general posture pain to the most chronic back conditions.
Enjoy a 10% discount off your first order when you sign up to their mailing list at www.corrigo-design.com
Little Nudge Notification App
Everyone needs a ‘little nudge’ to keep correcting your posture throughout the day, especially when you’re sat at your desk! Little Nudge is a non-intrusive, on-screen reminder to perform easy, but, healthy activities.