Mums

There’s no doubt that pregnant mums and mums with young babies carry a heavy burden – literally.

As we tend to our daily activities, posture is the last thing on our minds.  Unfortunately this can often lead to everyday tasks – such as housework and social interaction – being performed in ways which are physically taxing to our health and posture.

While posture issues don’t always manifest themselves in a manner that allow us to easily recognise we have them, back pain can be a clear sign that you need to have your posture assessed.  

Approximately 71% of women will, at some time in their lives, report low back pain.  And during pregnancy, while 50-80% of women have reported back pain, one-third of pregnant women claim this low back pain is a significant problem (6)

Common posture problems

 

Courtesy of Chiropractor's Association of Australia - www.whatsyourposture.com.au