Posture and MS

Poor posture is a common problem for people with multiple sclerosis and can lead to problems including pain, pressure sores or reduced mobility and independence.

These pages explain why good posture is so important and suggest some practical steps to improve your posture in everyday situations. They look at good and bad posture in standing, sitting and lying and examine 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.

Useful posture links

MS Trust resources


  • Access to work - GOV.UK - a scheme that offers advice and support to employers and employees with health or disability issues that affect their ability to work

Posture at work

Other advice and links