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Ageing well case study

Photo of a man's poor posture from side view compared with an image of ideal posture

This client came to see me because he wanted to reduce his risk of future pain and injuries, and age well by improving his posture – a very proactive mindset!

When you look at the photo above what do you notice?

Can you see that his hips were forward of his ankles, and his upper back was excessively rounded or hunched, causing his head and shoulders to come forward?  

We did 5 posture correction exercises during our first session and I checked he could do them all comfortably and correctly.

I told him to do them everyday and to come back within a week.

When he returned I checked his exercise technique was on point and then added a few new ones in to progress things further.

As the weeks and months went by his posture improved and he became more flexible and stronger.

We saw each other 11 times over 8 months, with the first few follow-up appointments weekly and the later ones spread out every 4-6 weeks.

Here are his before and after photos.

Before and after photos showing good improvement of a man's body alignment from side view after posture correction therapy

It’s not perfect (nobody is!), but it’s really good progress, and this should allow him to move more efficiently, with less wear and tear, and thus reduce his risk of future pain and injuries as he ages.

I was really pleased with his progress and he was a great client to work with.

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Ameet Bhakta BSc, DipHE – I’m a posture specialist certified by the Egoscue Institute, and founder of Health Through Posture based in London and Tunbridge Wells.

 

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