I’ve been talking you through some posture types lately and you might be wondering…
What’s MY posture type?
If you haven’t already, I encourage you to checkout the DIY POSTURE CHECKUP I’ve put together so you can find out!
This week I’m focussing on probably the most common and most problematic of posture types, an INCREASED (Thoracic) KYPHOSIS… an increased curve in the upper part of the back (the Thoracic Spine) which you might associate with a ‘Hunchback’.
It’s hard for all of us not too succumb to gravity, as our weight falls forwards when we sit at a desk, or on our laptop or slumped over our smartphone… but if you don’t make a conscious effort to reverse your posture often and strengthen the right muscles you can end up having an irreversible ‘hunch’… and if this posture type tends to run in your family your risk is greater.
Now most people certainly don’t see or feel the subtle signs of developing a hunchback… They might include
- Stiffness in their upper back
- Tightness, tension or even pain across the shoulders and upper back
- Difficulty raising arms overhead
- difficulty straightening up completely