How posture effects our body, by Chelsea White

Our Athletic Therapist, Chelsea White shares her insight on common injuries caused by poor posture, and offers preventative measures that she recommends to her patients, in order to help them enjoy a pain-free life. 

We’ve all heard it a hundred times from our parents; sit up straight, stand tall, don’t slouch. But really what was all the fuss about? Although annoying at times, they had our best interests at heart. Posture has an overall effect on our bodies from contributing to tension headaches, upper and lower back pain, shoulder issues, disc pathologies and nerve impingement. Exactly how does our posture effect the rest of our body?