Posture correction is one of the most common and at the same time difficult orthopedic problems. Poor posture negatively affects both a person’s attractiveness to the opposite sex and their health. Fortunately, in most cases, posture correction is a feasible task, if you approach it in a comprehensive and rational way. In 2017, experts from the University of Auckland proved that posture is important not only for health, but maintaining the correct posture can even eliminate the symptoms of depression.
Take this article seriously, because it is not just a reprint from an ordinary book – it is a concentrate of modern achievements and practical experience, sifted through a sieve of criticism and sustained in the form of a clear algorithm to achieve the goal as quickly as possible.
Related stoop problems
- External unattractiveness
- Neck pain
- Lower back pain
- Infringement of nerve trunks
- Reduced respiratory volume of the lungs
- Rapid fatigue
We have tried to rework all available sources on the web, in particular articles by foreign authors who have earned respect, as well as up-to-date literary data. Having studied in detail the mechanism of development of kyphosis, we selected the most promising methods for eliminating this disadvantage.
Without a doubt, you can find a huge number of other tips and a wide variety of exercises, but their essence boils down to the same thing. Most often, the authors slightly modify the classic posture correction programs and present them as their own innovative development.
It is worth warning in advance that the approaches we describe are ineffective and may even be harmful for severe spinal deformities. In this case, an individual program of posture correction is developed, depending on the angle of curvature and other nuances, and in more severe cases, surgery is required. We consider cases of mild kyphosis. In addition, classes are contraindicated for severe back pain.
Understanding the problem
The problem of poor posture is much more complex than it may seem at first glance. There are many additional factors that contribute to the development of pathology. Taking into account all the pathological factors, we divided the program into three tactically different stages, each of which is aimed at eliminating a separate group of causes. It is important to note that the violation of posture occurs under the influence of at least 5-7 factors at the same time, so it is a comprehensive program that will allow you to achieve maximum results.
From a biomechanical point of view, postural disorders can be classified into 3 types. This division is necessary to select the most optimal set of exercises for correction.
- Round-concave back
- Round back
- Flat back
In this article, we will focus on the most popular form – enhanced kyphosis, better known as stooping.
Understanding the problem
Increased kyphosis is a medical term that describes increased curvature of the spine in the thoracic region. This is a very common orthopedic problem, more common in women (which is associated with less muscle development).
External signs of postural disorders
It is a common misconception that poor posture is limited to slouching. In fact, this is a whole series of serious changes in the musculoskeletal system, some of which are not noticeable at first glance to the layman:
- Head-pushed forward from shoulder level
- Neck – hyperextension (overextension back)
- Shoulder blades-spread wide apart
- Shoulders – lowered (sloping)
- Upper back-strengthening or smoothing kyphosis
- Lower back-strengthening or smoothing of lordosis (this explains the protrusion of the abdomen)
- Pelvis – anterior or posterior tilt of the pelvis
- Hip joint – slightly bent and tilted forward
- Knee joint-flexed or slightly concave
- Ankle – has an angle of more than 90 degrees