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How Can Physical Therapy Help with Poor Posture?

Poor posture is a result of bad habits formed over the years. Poor posture results from specific muscles tightening up or shortening while other muscles elongate and weaken.  Poor posture can lead to neck pain, back problems and other painful conditions.  Having poor posture can exacerbate arthritis, breathing, headaches affect your mood and a myriad of other symptoms.  Physiotherapy, massage therapy and osteopathy can all aid in alleviating poor posture. 


Physiotherapists are highly qualified when it comes to the mechanics and movement of our bodies. They can help you achieve great posture and get your body back to its full functional equilibrium.  At Ultimate Health we can create a plan that will evaluate and pinpoint what it is that you need to improve your posture and relieve pain free. Our physiotherapy East Gwillimbury plans including educating and training patients, stretching and other corrective exercises to improve strength and flexibility.  See a physiotherapist for help to correct your posture and address the problems that are contributing to it. Our physiotherapists will teach you the correct movements to help you lead a pain free life with great posture.

Massage therapy

Massage therapy can help get your body back on track by loosening the muscles made sore by bad posture.  Our massage therapy helps the body to alleviate the stress and tension on the soft tissue and support healthy and natural movements.  Massages also help get rid of toxins in muscles. They are carried away through the bloodstream and disposed of as waste. Less toxins, like lactic acids, muscles will begin to feel much healthier and pain diminishes. Continual massage therapy helps the muscles loosen up and relaxed joints have more freedom and pressure points are eased.  The body can then position itself in the correct, healthy and natural posture, avoiding poor posture, developed over time as a reaction to pain.


Osteopathy is a manual therapy that focuses on joints, muscles and spine.  It is a treatment to help restore movement in constrained joints and improve flexibility through shortened tissues, a by-product of a sedentary lifestyle and less than optimal posture.  It is a drug-free, non-invasive manual therapy that helps improve health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework and correct the body’s natural position. Osteopathic treatment is to positively affect the body’s nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems.

An osteopathic practitioner not only focuses on the problem area but uses manual techniques to balance all the body systems, and to provide overall good health and wellbeing.

How Ultimate Health Clinic Can Help

Are any of the above problems or symptoms familiar to you? Do you have any of the symptoms mentioned above? Do not suffer from bad posture when you can stop the ill effects today by coming to see one of our physiotherapists, osteopathic physician or massage therapists who can start you on the path the great posture. Book an appointment with us today and do not waste any more time being in pain.  Contact us at Ultimate Health Clinic today at (905) 251-0162.

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