As time goes by, bad habits such as slouching and inactivity can cause muscle fatigue and tension, eventually leading to poor posture which may result in back and joint pain.

Different careers bring their own unique difficulties - drivers often suffer from lower back and neck pain as a result of sitting for prolonged periods; if you answer the work phone on the same side every time, it can lead to neck and shoulder problems; some workers including nurses and builders have to lift heavy loads and suffer lower back pain as a result.

Having previously experienced an injury, you may find that you have altered your posture to compensate for and cope with the injury. Once these patterns have become habit it is difficult to realize they are there.

Osteopathy can help relieve work related stresses and strains placed on your body. Your osteopathic treatment will involve examining and assessing your posture. Your osteopath can inform you of any areas that need to be addressed and work with you to develop a plan of how you will be able to overcome these postural issues, returning to a more neutral position.