Good posture

What is posture?

Posture is the way we hold our bodies, this covers while we are standing, sitting or lying down. Good posture is synonymous with good spinal alignment and appropriate tension in the different muscle groups surrounding the spine.

Normally posture is not consciously maintained, the muscles hold a certain amount of tension subconsciously to hold our posture. Certain muscles are more important than others at holding good posture (hamstrings, core, larger back muscles), it is important that these muscles are not overly short (tight) or weak. Short comings in these muscles can be assessed by your chiropractor and a program drawn up to address these issues, this will help prevent back pain.

Why is good posture important?

This helps us to stand, run, walk and sit with the least stress on our joints.

1. It helps keep our bones and joints in the correct alignment; this then helps our muscles to contract correctly. 

2. Good posture reduces the stress on our tendons; this will lead to less repetitive strain injuries. 

3. Allows the muscles to move more effectively and as a result not fatigue as rapidly.

Can I correct my posture?

Yes, is the simple answer? It is important to remember that some postural changes have occurred over a period of time and that they may take time to reverse! Here at the Johns Green chiropractic clinic, Kilkenny, our chiropractor will go through a full assessment of your posture, these findings will be explained to you, then a plan will be drawn up to reverse that postural changes.

If you would like to speak to our chiropractor, then please call us on 0567715775 or email us at