Every day, our therapists and specialists see musculoskeletal complaints arising from incorrect posture or the way we move. Everyone moves, stands and sits in their own way, but is that the "right" way?
What are posture problems?
Your muscles are always at work making many postures possible. How you sit, stand or walk affects the body a lot. It is therefore important that you maintain good posture. If you have a skewed posture, you may experience various complaints in, for example, your back or shoulders. Complaints resulting from posture problems are characterized by pain, loss of strength and stiffness. A stiff or painful back or shoulder causes you to move differently, causing muscles to become unbalanced. Pain can also negatively affect a person's breathing, concentration, sleeping pattern and mood. In other words, complaints from incorrect posture affect daily life.
Different postural deviations
There are a number of postural deviations that we encounter daily in our practices:
Curved back (kyphosis)
In kyphosis, the upper back is strongly curved. This brings your head and shoulders forward. This can lead to pain symptoms. The most common symptom is back pain. You may also suffer from pain in the neck and shoulders, fatigue, headaches and difficulty with balance. Kyphosis can be caused by incorrect posture, changes in the intervertebral discs, a growth disorder, wear and tear of the spine or a muscle disorder. Furthermore, it can also be congenital. For the treatment of kyphosis, Podobrace offers back braces and posture correctors for proper support. These help you keep your posture straight.
Hollow back (lordosis)
Lordosis is a fusion of the spine, causing the lower back to be extra hollow. This means the abdomen is positioned forward and the shoulders and buttocks backwards. The cause of lordosis is largely due to incorrect posture or a nerve and muscle disorder. Usually, a hollow back can be treated by doing exercises or improving your posture. For improving posture, Podobrace offers various posture correctors. We also offer back braces for proper support.
Crooked back (scoliosis)
Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the back. This creates a curve in the spine, causing a bulging of the ribs on the back side. Scoliosis can be divided into four types:
- Idiopathic: in this case, the cause is unknown
- Congenital: in this case, it is inborn
- Neuromuscular: caused by a muscle or nerve disorder
- Degenerative: caused by ageing
In some cases, a back brace can provide the right support to treat scoliosis. The purpose of this brace is to prevent aggravation of scoliosis. In addition, Podobrace has various posture correctors that support the back.
The curves present in the back can worsen due to these postural deviations and therefore become more visible, resulting in various complaints. The posture corrector brace below has been used for years for this complaint and will correct your shoulders so that you hang forward less. There is a reason why these back braces have been used for years with great success for improving posture and are among the best posture correctors today!
Treatment of posture problems
Our Podopostural practice has specialized in improving posture to remedy, improve or relieve neck, back and knee pain for more than 30 years. They also have extensive experience with other complaints related to the body's posture. How? By using the best, most efficient and effective products and (sports) insoles on the market, selected with the most optimal care from a huge range of products on offer. All our products and insoles have been extensively tested over the years in our practice and by top athletes. With more than 30 years of experience and knowledge (from different perspectives), we can confirm the optimal quality and function of all our (sports) insoles. All our products and insoles have been extensively tested over the years in our practice and by top athletes. With more than 30 years of experience and knowledge (from various angles), we can confirm the optimal quality and function of all our (sports) insoles.
In addition, our Podopostural Therapists specialize in remedying various complaints arising from a more complicated problem using individually adapted insoles. These (sports) soles have a direct effect on muscle chains, changing the body's posture and making your complaints disappear. If you would like more information or to schedule an appointment for a detailed Podopostural examination with one of our specialists, call now: +3185 4898445 or e-mail us for an expert consultation with one of our specialists.