Pilates For Posture

Why Is Correct Posture So Important?

Quite often poor posture or weakness in postural muscles is a large contributing factor to conditions such as neck, shoulder and back pain. Improving posture is also one of the most common goals of our clients at MD Health.

How Can Pilates Improve Posture?

Strengthening the main stabilising and postural muscles of the body’s joints is a key principle to Pilates. The sort of exercises which we prescribe at MD Health have a strong emphasis on using these muscles correctly by encouraging correct exercise technique with highly specific movements.

Who Can Benefit From Improving Posture?

Poor posture is particularly prevalent in people who spend a lot of their day sitting at a desk or computer such as office workers and students. For people such as this, exercises to strengthen the muscles which control posture are very important as they spend the majority of their day in a position which does not promote good posture, such as sitting at a computer.

For some examples of some exercises and stretches to promote good posture when sitting at a desk, check out the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycRNpQ-Qiy

Written By Jack Hickey Exercise Physiologist at MD Health

Author: Michael Dermansky

Michael has now been working in physiotherapy for over 20 years, since graduating from Melbourne University in 1998 and is even more passionate about getting the best outcomes for clients than he was then. Michael is always studying and looking for new and innovative ways to improve the service at MD Health, including and not limited to the ideas from the fitness industry and great customer service companies. In his spare moments, he loves spending time with his two children, Sebastian and Alexander and hopefully taking them skiing more and more often.

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