What is posture? Posture is a term used to describe a position of the body or the arrangements of body parts relative to one another. Ideal postures are those assumed to perform an activity in the most efficient manner utilizing the least amount of energy. All activity begins with a posture and ends with a posture. The relationships between body parts can be controlled voluntarily but to do this would require too much concentration. During normal functioning one's postures and adjustments to postures are automatic and occur quickly.

Posture exercises should include both stretching, strengthening, and proprioceptive exercises.

  • Posture is static: If you have some tight muscles, however, more muscle activity may be required to work against the tight muscles to hold a joint in its neutral position. In this way stretching will help you maintain good postures. Muscles that typically become tight are often referred to as the tonic muscles when discussing how to improve posture.
  • Posture is dynamic: Probably one of the most important times for one to maintain good posture is during lifting. The chest is up, feet shoulder width apart, head centred over the shoulders, the item to be lifted close to one's base of support, and hips at an angle so that one feels like one is pushing through the floor. Deviation from this takes one's joints and muscles outside of their optimal range of performance and increases risk of injury.
  • Posture is coordination: The movement between one static posture and another requires the coordinated timing and recruitment of muscles specific to the task at hand. It is a programmed pattern of muscle activity that the body counts on to maintain stability. Some of these programmed patterns of movement are hard wired in the central nervous system, others are learned. For instance, when we open a heavy door there is a coordinated sequence of muscle contractions in your abdominal, back and lower extremity muscles that occurs even before you start pulling on the door with your hand.

For all these reasons it is really important to check your posture and the physiological range of motion of the joint. The absence of symptoms does not exclude joint problems that may arise in the future.

The Tecnoboy devices can evaluate, improve and you posture. Technology and science blend to help you ... this is TecnoBody.