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Nordic Rehab offer posture training workshops to all businesses in Solihull and Birmingham.
Our informative and engaging workshops will have your staff standing and sitting correctly, reducing stress, strain and workplace related injuries.
ALL ABOUT POSTURE TRAINING
WHAT IS POSTURE?
Posture is the position in which we hold our bodies, whether standing, sitting or lying down. Our posture and our muscles stop us falling over due to the force of gravity. Good posture is when the body parts are aligned and are supported correctly and easily by the muscles. Poor posture is caused by certain muscles tightening and shortening, which creates pressure on other parts of the body and subsequently pain and weakness.
When posture is poor, it impacts negatively and will cause back and joint pain. In the workplace, poor posture will lead to repetitive strain injury.
Let us enable your staff to stand taller, sit straighter and increase their morale and productivity.
WHAT IS POSTURE TRAINING?
Nordic Rehab physiotherapists are ergonomic specialists (registered with ACPOHE) and will take your staff through the principles and aims of good posture. Ultimately the principle of good posture is to hold the body in positions where the least stress is placed on joints and muscles.
Our workshops are engaging and practical.
We will teach techniques for holding the body and moving in a natural, easy way.
We will explain postural fitness and ways to increase this.
We will explore restorative stretching and breathing, which are excellent for stress and anxiety.
Good posture is dynamic and we will look at ways of changing position without impacting on productivity at work.
Musculoskeletal pain will reduce and participants will feel alert and energised. They will walk out of our workshops taller, lighter on their feet and ready for work.
SYMPTOMS OF POOR POSTURE
Visible signs of poor posture:
Slouching - the head tilts forward, upper back is rounded and lower back is arched.
Too upright - head is held behind the centre of gravity, shoulder blades are pulled back, lower back is arched and knees are locked.
Signs of poor posture that develop over time:
One shoe wears down more quickly than the other.
Walking pattern is irregular and awkward. Walking on sand is particularly difficult.
Your neck angle does not look vertical in photographs.
Your head tilts to the side in photographs.
You always sit tilted to one side.
Your abdomen bulges out.
Back / joint aches and strains.
In time, the pressure of bad posture will lead to musculoskeletal pain, primarily in the ankles, knees, hips, neck, shoulders and back. You will also become more vulnerable to muscle strains.
BENEFITS OF POSTURE TRAINING AT WORK
Nordic Rehab will work with your staff to alleviate poor posture and increase productivity, confidence and morale at work. The risk of workplace induced repetitive strain injury will be reduced.
Postural training goes hand in hand with our excellent ergonomic assessments and we will create a package that is just right for your business. Our approach is cost effective, our packages are flexible and we offer sensible, business centred solutions.
ALL ABOUT FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT TRAINING
WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT?
Functional movement is everyday movement.
Movement is an integral part of everyone's day to day existence...getting out of bed, getting yourself ready, going to work, being at work, shopping for groceries, personal care, housework, hobbies, playing sport, looking after the children and getting back into bed at the end of a long day (!)
WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL FITNESS?
Functional fitness is about these everyday muscle movements become stronger and performing properly. It’s about muscle groups working together efficiently and without strain. For you, this means less risk for injury but also an increase in fitness and musculoskeletal wellness by literally living your everyday life.
FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT TRAINING
This is training the muscles to carry out those common movements efficiently. We look at exercises such as squats and lunges. Both of these movements feature greatly in everyday life and done properly, incorporate a large group of muscles and joints. Nordic Rehab physios are also trained in Tai Chi and Pilates and many principles of these practices interlink here. Our training programs will look at your core stability and flexibility which are integral for functional movement. Your body will be prepared to move properly, every time.
BENEFITS OF MOVEMENT TRAINING
As you follow our functional movement programs, you will see positive changes in your:
Balance and coordination
Strength and flexibility
Your ability and comfort in your day to day life
Decrease in general aches and pains
Decrease in chances of musculoskeletal injuries
Lifelong knowledge of how to ‘move better’
Give us a call today and we can discuss what we can offer you.