Is Your Posture Hurting Your Health?

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Is Your Posture Hurting YOUR HEALTH?

takes effort and makes you use the muscles in your back and abdomen. It greatly improves your breathing. Good posture makes room for your lungs to function at their best – rather than being squashed when you hold your body in a slouch. Good lung function has a healthy impact on all aspects of your body’s functions. It protects your organs, bones, joints andmuscles. Holding correct posture helps reduce unnecessary strain and pressure on these body parts. Many neck and back pains develop from issues of poor posture.

Poor posture can be a serious danger to your health. If you have poor posture, your bones are not properly aligned increasing abnormal strain on your muscles, joints and ligaments. Poor posture can cause fatigue, muscular strain and in later stages, pain. In addition, poor posture can affect the position and function of your vital organs, such as your heart, lungs and intestines. Maintaining good posture can have a dramatic improvement on your health and the way you look and feel. Some of the perks of good posture include: Constant exercise for your back and abdominals. Holding good posture

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Is Your Posture Hurting Your Health? (Continued ) It helps prevent osteoarthritis. With poor posture, unnatural pressure is placed on your joints leading to wear and tear. This in turn can lead to arthritis. Good posture gives your joints the chance to function at their best. It helps you use your muscles more efficiently. With your bones and joints in correct alignment, you are likely to feel more energetic since your body will require less energy to move about. It can have a dramatic impact on the way you feel. When you hold yourself in good posture, rather than a slumped one, you send signals to your brain that makes you feel happier and more confident. Making simple changes in your daily habits can improve your posture and reduce your pain. Postural restoration with Kerrville Physical Therapy Center helps the body recruit the right muscles for the task at hand, improving pain and function. Our experts have years of medical training in reducing back and neck pain associated from poor posture.

Call us today to learn how we can help you stand tall and feel better!

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that I am very thankful for the progress I made. I am swimming, gardening, and carrying aroundmy 17 lb. granddaughter. I thank you and the rest of the staff daily. You are appreciated!!”

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DO YOU HAVE BACK PAIN?

• Pain while bending or reaching? • Soreness after sitting awhile? • Difficulty standing for > 20 mins?

• Pain when trying to sleep? • Pain when driving > 30 mins? • Radiating pain to buttocks?

Be In A Better Mood • Have More Energy Enjoy Activities Pain Free • Be Headache Free

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BE A HERO TO YOUR LOVED ONES?

Refer a Friend Do You Have Friends or Family Unable to Do The Following? • Move without pain • Bend and move freely • Balance confidently and securely • Walk for long distances • Live an active and healthy lifestyle kerrvillephysicaltherapy.com

If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to Kerrville Physical Therapy Center today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly for a FREE Pain or Injury Analysis.

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Feel Better, Do More & Save Money This Holiday Season!

The end of the year is approaching faster than you think. Now is the time to take advantage of unused insurance benefits. Remember, what you don’t use by the end of the year you lose. Not sure if Physical Therapy can help? Call to schedule a Free Consult with a licensed physical therapist now and address those “aches/pains” that are slowing you down.

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Exercise Essentials Try this exercise to keep you moving

Helps Tight Shoulders

PELVIC TILT Hold your hands behind your back and slowly raise them off your back in a backward direction. Repeat 6 times.

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The above exercise is designed to be performed under the instruction of a licensed physical therapist.

Happy Holidays

Kerrville Physical Therapy would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays! Enjoy this PT word search.

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