Postural Syndrome

Paul Scheepers
Paul Scheepers
10. April, 2024
Very happy,helped me with a groin issue,always on time
David Boulden
David Boulden
7. March, 2024
I would definitely recommend Thorpes,very professional and I had a quick recovery.????
Lorissa Rambridge
Lorissa Rambridge
29. February, 2024
Dear Louise and Dominic, I want to express my deepest gratitude for the incredible support and guidance I have received during my physiotherapy journey. Louise, thank you, you prepared me for surgery to repair my ACL. I felt confident and reassured by your guidance and your support, you challenged me which really helped prepare me for my post-surgery rehab. Post surgery I was under the care of Dominic, and during our first session I uttered the words, "Am I ever going to walk again?", you gave me a clear progression pathway which helped me navigate and overcome each challenging exercise. Your knowledge and expertise reassured me and kept me determined to keep pushing forward. Exceptional professionals!!
Harry Gerngross
Harry Gerngross
13. February, 2024
Very impressed with professional advice and treatment received from Claire Richards which has improved my injury problem. Also a mention for Jane - your receptionist - who I find to be polite and helpful. I will be signing up for 3 x hydrotherapy sessions towards mid March. Thank you for your help.
Patricia Mcneilly
Patricia Mcneilly
30. January, 2024
I’ve been in extreme lower back pain.Advised by Johnathan to see Anna.To date have had an initial consultation & one session with her. She is very mindful & sensitive to the pain that I’m experiencing & appreciates how disabling it’s making my everyday life. Together we’re working on getting my problem resolved. I’m seeing her privately & still have more appointments to attend.All the Thorpes staff are very helpful, attentive & organised. Would thoroughly recommend Thorpes for any physiotherapy.
kevin young
kevin young
27. December, 2023
Very professional, friendly service. Good communication throughout.
Caroline Paxton
Caroline Paxton
24. November, 2023
Very thorough and good service. Really helped my recovery from back surgery
Lyn Parker
Lyn Parker
11. October, 2023
I’m so glad I had my appointment on 26/09/23 as you were amazing. You gave me a letter to take to A&E as I may of had CES. I did indeed. I had a spine operation on that Friday. Thank you for being so professional and looking after me.
James Clinker
James Clinker
5. October, 2023
The place was very easy to find and car parking was available. The administration was good regarding the appointments with reminder messages. My problem was soon diagnosed by the physiotherapist with a good explanation of what was going on. I was given ultrasound treatment and advice on appropriate exercises to carry out. I strongly recommend Thorpes Physiotherapy.
lower-back-pain1Most of our patients present with persistent lower back pain that’s caused by sustained poor postures. For many, what they are suffering from is called postural syndrome and it is becoming more and more common in today’s quick society. Your lower back is made up of number of supporting structures such as ligaments, tendons, muscles and connective tissues. It is the function of all of these tissues to support the joints of your lower back – ideally with good posture in a neutral position. Maintaining this best length and position warranties the least amount of tension to the connective tissues of your lower back. Now, if you slouch in your chair at work or twist or bend repetitively, you don’t take care of your ideal position. This causes postural syndrome and causes mechanical stress on the supporting structures of your low back. A good way to illustrate this is to bend your finger backwards before you feel the stretch. Now, if you bend even further, or hold the stretch for long enough it would certainly start to hurt – that’s mechanical pressure on the tissue and joints. So, when you are sitting slouched for hours, days, weeks perhaps even years, this mechanical strain amasses and while there is no mechanical damage, these positions become ingrained and thus does the pain connected with them. How To Find Out if You Have Lower Back Postural Syndrome Individuals with postural syndrome ordinarily have pain and ache free movement in all ranges. They’ll just feel the pain once they embrace a poor position and in the beginning the pose will have to be continued for an extended period. However, in the future it takes less time to experience the pain. You may have been in the same job for years and only now have pain, and you are therefore thinking why. It’s because it takes time for postural tension to amass – finally your tissues get overloaded and may no more withstand the load. The kind of pain you are feeling is typically experienced as a dull ache in the lower back in the beginning, and that, if not dealt with would spread to the mid and upper back sometimes causing neck pain and headaches. In the early stages, pain is alleviated by changing pose, as this helps to remove the pressure off the tissue. Nevertheless, over the years the connective tissue fatigues and the pain is much more tough to solve. Physiotherapy Treatment Most sufferers with postural syndrome of the lower back go through no discomfort once their posture is adjusted. However postural correction is hard to attain and requires a good deal of work from both your physiotherapist and you. It is essential to remember that unhealthy position evolves over a number of years and that it does not resolve instantaneously! You should be devoted in performing your workouts and your physio has to be highly skilled in releasing the tight structures which can be now rendering it a hardship on you to maintain a neutral spine in your chosen posture. Here are some points to get you started. Don’t forget Avoid 1.Sustained sitting or standing 2.Slouching when sitting or standing 3.Actions that make you ache Take on 1.Postural suggestions from your physiotherapist 2.Heat therapy 3.Suitable stance
Paul Scheepers
Paul Scheepers
10. April, 2024
Very happy,helped me with a groin issue,always on time
David Boulden
David Boulden
7. March, 2024
I would definitely recommend Thorpes,very professional and I had a quick recovery.????
Lorissa Rambridge
Lorissa Rambridge
29. February, 2024
Dear Louise and Dominic, I want to express my deepest gratitude for the incredible support and guidance I have received during my physiotherapy journey. Louise, thank you, you prepared me for surgery to repair my ACL. I felt confident and reassured by your guidance and your support, you challenged me which really helped prepare me for my post-surgery rehab. Post surgery I was under the care of Dominic, and during our first session I uttered the words, "Am I ever going to walk again?", you gave me a clear progression pathway which helped me navigate and overcome each challenging exercise. Your knowledge and expertise reassured me and kept me determined to keep pushing forward. Exceptional professionals!!
Harry Gerngross
Harry Gerngross
13. February, 2024
Very impressed with professional advice and treatment received from Claire Richards which has improved my injury problem. Also a mention for Jane - your receptionist - who I find to be polite and helpful. I will be signing up for 3 x hydrotherapy sessions towards mid March. Thank you for your help.
Patricia Mcneilly
Patricia Mcneilly
30. January, 2024
I’ve been in extreme lower back pain.Advised by Johnathan to see Anna.To date have had an initial consultation & one session with her. She is very mindful & sensitive to the pain that I’m experiencing & appreciates how disabling it’s making my everyday life. Together we’re working on getting my problem resolved. I’m seeing her privately & still have more appointments to attend.All the Thorpes staff are very helpful, attentive & organised. Would thoroughly recommend Thorpes for any physiotherapy.
kevin young
kevin young
27. December, 2023
Very professional, friendly service. Good communication throughout.
Caroline Paxton
Caroline Paxton
24. November, 2023
Very thorough and good service. Really helped my recovery from back surgery
Lyn Parker
Lyn Parker
11. October, 2023
I’m so glad I had my appointment on 26/09/23 as you were amazing. You gave me a letter to take to A&E as I may of had CES. I did indeed. I had a spine operation on that Friday. Thank you for being so professional and looking after me.
James Clinker
James Clinker
5. October, 2023
The place was very easy to find and car parking was available. The administration was good regarding the appointments with reminder messages. My problem was soon diagnosed by the physiotherapist with a good explanation of what was going on. I was given ultrasound treatment and advice on appropriate exercises to carry out. I strongly recommend Thorpes Physiotherapy.

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