“Bad” Posture Isn’t What Causes Back Pain, Here Are Its Real Causes


“Wrong” standing would not be so bad for the back after all. © Photo d’illustration : Andrey_Popov / Shutterstock / via The Conversation

We have always heard it said that you have to adopt a “good” posture to prevent back pain: sit straight, stand straight, bend your knees to lift loads… But these tips are not really justified, explain to us physiotherapists from Curtin University, Australia.

By Peter O’SULLIVAN, Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Leon STRAKER, Professor of Physiotherapy, and Nic SARACENI, Lecturer (Curtin University, Western Australia) Ouest-France