Understanding Posture and Analysis At Motion Health Centre

Posture is the window to the health of your spine. Many are unaware of the negative health effects of poor posture. Learn about good and bad posture, how to assess it and more.

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Is Your Posture Dysfunction Stopping You from doing What You Love?

Having a good or poor posture is usually a result due to unconsciously moving your body certain ways over time. However, making poor decisions with your movement and therefore posture can lead to Posture Dysfunction, causing a variety of painful symptoms.

Motion Health Centre and our expert Sports Chiropractors and Trigenics Practitioners, have the experience and ability to offer quality treatment on Posture Dysfunction in the Sydney CBD. 

Our practitioners look at your body as a whole system. We holistically take in to account other possibilities that could be causing your posture issues. Knowledgeable Sports and Trigenics® Chiropractors at Motion Health Centre provide a complete approach to effective and long lasting posture correction, that focuses on the real causes of your pain, not just the symptoms.

What to Know About Posture

If you have a stiff or sore posture, learn more about signs, symptoms and causes of Posture Dysfunction and common posture conditions below. 

Be sure to find out how a healthy posture should function, what a complete exam should involve and how to get Posture Corrective care.  

Healthy Posture

COMING SOON...Below, Dr Egan will show you the difference and benefits that a healthy posture can have on your spine and body. 

Summary of Healthy Posture

Healthy posture is essential because it helps reduce the stress on your spine and joints, and with gravity pulling down on you every day, that’s important.

Common Signs, Symptoms and Causes of Posture Dysfunction

At Motion Health Centre, patients with Posture Dysfunction commonly present with the following symptoms:

Signs Your Posture is Unhealthy and Not Functioning at Its Best:

  • Inability to walk properly
  • Decrease mobility or not able to bend at the hip
  • Difficulty with certain yoga/flexibility positions like pigeon
  • Inability to squat, lunge or bend over effectively
  • Weakness in the hip
  • Deformity on X-ray imaging indicating stress and degeneration

Symptoms of Postural Dysfunction

  • Inability to walk properly
  • Decrease mobility or not able to bend at the hip
  • Difficulty with certain yoga/flexibility positions like pigeon
  • Inability to squat, lunge or bend over effectively
  • Weakness in the hip
  • Deformity on X-ray imaging indicating stress and degeneration

Causes of Posture Dysfunction

There are many causes of Posture Dysfunction. These can include:

  • Lack of education or awareness of correct posture
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Occupational demands
  • Joint stiffness
  • Decreased fitness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Poor core stability

Our Sports Chiropractors and Trigenics® Muscle Neurology Practitioners at Motion Health Centre will help you improve your posture, leading to better mobility and decreased pain.

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Common Posture Conditions

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Types of Abnormal Spinal Curvatures


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Posture Anatomy

Skeletal Anatomy of Spine

A healthy spine has three natural curves that make an S-shape. These curves absorb shocks to your body and protect your spine from injury. Many different parts make up your spine:

  • Vertebrae
  • Facet joints
  • Intervertebral disks
  • Spinal cord and nerves
  • Soft tissues

The 33 vertebrae make up five distinct spine segments. Starting at the neck and going down toward your buttocks (rear end), these segments include:

  • Cervical (neck): The top part of the spine has seven vertebrae (C1 to C7). These neck vertebrae allow you to turn, tilt and nod your head. The cervical spine makes an inward C-shape called a lordotic curve.
  • Thoracic (middle back): The chest or thoracic part of the spine has 12 vertebrae (T1 to T12). Your ribs attach to the thoracic spine. This section of the spine bends out slightly to make a backward C-shape called the kyphotic curve.
  • Lumbar (lower back): Five vertebrae (L1 to L5) make up the lower part of the spine. Your lumbar spine supports the upper parts of the spine. It connects to the pelvis and bears most of your body’s weight, as well as the stress of lifting and carrying items. Many back problems occur in the lumbar spine. The lumbar spine bends inward to create a C-shaped lordotic curve.
  • Sacrum: This triangle-shaped bone connects to the hips. The five sacral vertebrae (S1 to S5) fuse as a baby develops in the womb, which means they don’t move. The sacrum and hip bones form a ring called the pelvic girdle.
  • Coccyx (tailbone): Four fused vertebrae make up this small piece of bone found at the bottom of the spine. Pelvic floor muscles and ligaments attach to the coccyx.

Muscle Anatomy of Spine

The back muscles are anatomically layered into superficial (extrinsic) and deep (intrinsic) muscles. The extrinsic back muscles are located in the back, but act to produce movements of the shoulder and assist respiration. The intrinsic back muscles are found deeper to the extrinsic muscles, separated from them by the thoracolumbar fascia. They act exclusively upon the joints of the vertebral column. 

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