‘I know I have bad posture’ is the single most common phrase we hear when someone consults us for back pain, neck pain or headaches.

But what is bad posture?

We all have preconceptions of what our posture should be, but rarely does it match what it actually is.

Posture is not about how we position ourselves, it’s about balance. It’s the ability to manage the tensions placed on our body by the effects of gravity in any given moment, by shifting our weight in the most efficient manner.

We have a postural system that is designed to balance us, hold us upright and control our movement, and when it starts to fail we lose spinal support which eventually leads to chronic pain.

The Perfect Posture Program was developed by Osteopath Dr Tony Tranfield from 27 years of rehabilitation of chronic back pain, and 12 years of measuring balance and analysing posture with computerised posturography. It is used as part of the rehabilitation of chronic back pain in our Better Back Program to prevent poor postural habits returning.

The program builds on the six week education system called Perfect Posture Online.

We start with a Posture Screen where we analyse your posture in detail and design additional exercises specific to your condition. This program is provided in small classes as participants gain additional value from watching others.

The purpose of the program is to teach you how your postural system works, so that you can use it in any situation , whether you are standing at a meeting, sitting at your desk or putting your child in the back of the car.

It is suitable for anyone who wishes to improve their posture from children aged eight and above, right through to seniors.

Over six weeks of guided instruction and exercises, we take you through our six principles that activate your postural system in the way it’s designed to work, and strengthen and re-educate your spine.

In particular, we teach you the keys to getting the right balance when you stand, how to activate the right muscles when you sit or when you lift an object and much more.

Not sure if this is for you or have other concerns to discuss? Book an Initial Consultation.

Wish to get started straight away? Book a Perfect Posture Screen.

If you have any questions, please fill in the box at the bottom of the page.



Our Perfect Posture Screen is a quick objective way of assessing your posture and determining your current spinal health as well as likely future problems. It includes front and side on pictures with measurements, a physical examination and a report. 

This is useful for all ages, but particularly for children. A scoliosis (spinal curvature) check is highly recommended between ages 10-13. 

Also helpful if you wish to take Perfect Posture Online at home to give you additional exercises to work on.


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