Posture is not only important, but it’s critical to your over-all lifelong health and comfort. Proper posture while standing, sitting and movement of your body can make all the difference. It can help prevent injury, chronic conditions and treat symptoms that accompany injuries, illness and genetic disorders. It is the starting point for myoskeletal alignment therapy in treating pain and developing strategic treatment plans for overall health.

Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy and Posture Programs

Posture diagnosis screen on tabletMyoskeletal Alignment Therapy (MAT) is built on the idea that most neck and back pain is related to problems stemming from the musculoskeletal system. Tight muscles resulting from physical and other stress limit freedom of movement can cause pain. Actions that react to soreness and weaker muscles that fail to properly support body movements lead to improper posture. The resulting symptoms include stiffness and immediate pain, which can create a cycle, leading to chronic pain.

MAT specialists address these posture issues by assessing their origins and creating treatment plans that correct the original problem. These plans also address immediate symptoms, pain and secondary side effects that can develop in other parts of the body. 

MAT Professionals are Posture Therapy and Ergonomics Specialists 

Improving posture is one of the foundational goals of Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy. It can improve athletic performance, help avoid medication or surgical procedures and instill a general feeling of wholeness. It is also effective for immediate pain relief. 

Ergonomic therapy deals with the environment you live and work in. Ergonomic therapy stresses that sometimes the environment should be adjusted to accommodate a person’s physicality and needs rather than having the client adjust to existing equipment or surroundings. Your MAT professional understands how your body functions. After an assessment, they will be able to suggest alternative ways to protect your joints with simple adjustments to your environment. More than just using a standing desk, many approaches are used in avoiding strain to your joints, muscles, tendons and nerves after evaluating your space and set-up for daily activities.

To get a yearly posture exam to check your posture health or to address pain issues, contact SHIFT Fitness & Massage by phone or online.

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