Posture is the natural pose of a man standing in a relaxed state. Statistics shows that about 60% of the population have problems with posture.
Also, almost every schoolchild has any defects that lead to scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis.
Posture is formed by in a human in his childhood when he makes the first attempts to stand and finally formed at the end of puberty. From 25-30 years posture deteriorates.
Abnormal postural problems can affect overall health. Reducing of the chest excursion leads to a proportional reduction in the viability of the lungs and fluctuations intrathoracic pressure. Increased pressure exerted on intervertebral discs and vertebrae, causes to degenerate the anterior longitudinal ligament and vertebral discs.
There are different ways to correct posture. Some of them have been known for long ago and others appeared relatively recently, in recent years, due to the development of modern technologies.
Static relaxation – Special posture corrector fixes a certain segment of the spine and muscles of the shoulder girdle in the desired position. It prevents displacement of the vertebrae and herniated discs. With prolonged use of the corrector muscles gradually get used to a normal posture and maintain it own.
Spinal traction under wate. The patient lies down in the bath on an inclined plane, and to him fix the upper part of the body and to the pelvis by means of a system of pulleys suspended load. Its mass gradually increased to 10-25 kg – it all depends on the technique used, and then gradually reduce.
Manual therapy also has benefits. The rhythmic mechanical movements promote relaxation of the periarticular muscles, eliminating pinching nerve endings and restore blood flow to the tissues. Also is stimulated the mobility of the spine. Manual therapy is used in conjunction with other methods of correction as an additional means.
The most important step is becoming conscious of correct posture and intentionally using it. You can find helpful guides to posture online exercises, which shows pictures of correct posture when sitting, standing, walking, running, and sleeping.
Remember! Good posture can be relatively easily restored in childhood and adolescence, and after 30-40 years a recovery much more complicated. By this age, a patient is necessary to treat from a whole set of other diseases.