Poor posture is a common problem for people with multiple sclerosis. These pages explain what posture is all about, why good posture is so important and suggest some practical steps to improve your posture in everyday situations. They look at posture in standing, sitting and lying and examines the relationship of the postural muscles - the deep muscles in your stomach and back - with arm function and balance.
These pages are intended to complement information given to you by health professionals and act as a reminder of advice you may have been given. They are not intended to replace the thorough assessment of a health professional. If you have specific concerns, seek the advice of a therapist.
What affects your posture?
Posture is the way people hold themselves in sitting, standing or lying down. 'Good' posture allows movement with the least amount of strain.
Good and bad posture
What does good posture look like when sitting, standing and lying?
Core muscles and your posture
The core muscles in your abdomen are vital for good posture. We look at the core muscles and how they contribute to your posture.
Improve your posture
Ideas to help you check and improve your posture in different situations
Posture and balance
Mr Motivator demonstrates gentle toning exercises designed for people with MS
Useful posture links
Sources of information about posture for people with multiple sclerosis