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 Don’t Stand for Longer than 2 hours

When we stand for long periods of time we tend to accumulate strain and tension around our lower back. Usually this is because we relax our glutes and our pelvis slips into an anterior pelvic tilt. Furthermore, you may find you favour one leg more than the other, thus causing excessive strain across the lower back.

If you do have to stand for a longer period of time, try and squeeze / tense your glutes. This will take some of the strain off the lower back and help prevent your pelvis slipping into an anterior pelvic tilt.

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The back is a complex structure of bone and muscle, supported by cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. It is estimated that 80% of the population will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, of which lower back pain is the most common. A large percentage of lower back complaints are due to a lumbar (lower back) sprain or strain.

 

What is a Lumbar strain?

 

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Postural Integrated Therapy providers perform a thorough examination of biomechanics and function, comprehensively examining soft tissue, joint and nervous system function.

This comprehensive assessment is then followed up with the implementation of a specifically tailored plan of care, drawing from a combination of therapies that include:

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