Worcester: 6 Amazing Benefits Of Good Posture

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“Imagine All TheMoments You’dMiss If YouKept Ignoring Your Back Pain. ” 6 Amazing Benefits Of Good Posture

If you suffer from back or neck pain, poor posture could be to blame. Poor posture can be a serious danger to your health. If you have poor posture, your bones are not properly aligned, which increases strain on your muscles, joints and ligaments. Poor posture causes fatigue, muscular strain and 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 back or neck pain, health, energy and the way you look and feel. Some of the perks of good posture include: (continued inside)

Inside: • 6 Amazing Benefits Of Good Posture

• The Importance Of Good Posture

• Relieve Back Pain In Minutes

• Patient Success Spotlight

Health & Fitness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

“Can Looking Into My Posture Really GainMe Pain Relief? ” 6 Amazing Benefits Of Good Posture

“ DON’T WAIT FOR YOUR CO-PAY TO KICK IN, START YOUR PHYSICAL THERAPY TODAY! ” Worcester Physical Therapy offers Direct Access for physical therapy and rehab programs. In accordance with Massachusetts State Law, Direct Access means an individual can be seen directly by a Physical Therapist, without a prescription or referral from their doctor. Makingsimplechanges inyourdailyhabitscan improveyourpostureandreduce your pain. Postural restoration at Worcester Physical Therapy Services helps thebody recruit the rightmuscles for the taskathand, improvingpain restoring prior to function. Our experts have years of training in reducing back and neck pain associated from poor posture. 1. Constant exercise for your back and abdominals. Holding good posture takeseffortandmakesyouusethemuscles inyourbackandabdomenproperly. 2. It greatly improves your breathing. Good posture makes room for your lungs to function at their best – rather than being compressed when you hold your body in a slouch. Good lung function has a healthy impact on all aspects of your body’s functions and helps to reduce pain. 3. Itprotectsyourorgans,bones, jointsandmuscles. Holdingcorrectposture reduces unnecessary strain and pressure on these body parts. Most neck and back problems develop from poor posture over time. 4. Itpreventsarthritis. Withpoorposture,unnaturalpressure isplacedonyour 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. 5. 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. 6. 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 makesyou feelhappierandmoreconfident. Italsochanges theway thatpeople see you – you’ll appear more confident and assertive.



“How Does My Poor Posture Contribute To Back Pain? ” THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD POSTURE

When your spine is not in proper alignment,themuscles, ligamentsand joints are all under excessive strain, causing most episodes of back pain. The lower back supports most of the weight of the body and therefore is the most vulnerable to the effects of poor posture. Discs,whichprovidesupportbetween the spinal bones (vertebrae), are also affected from poor posture. However, withgoodposture,thespine is inproper alignment and the shock absorbing discs are not as subject to injury. Often with poor posture, the spine will become fixed in an abnormal position.This leadstotheconstriction ofbloodvesselsandnervesovertime. Furthermore,thiscausesproblemswith the joints, discs and muscles. It is important to take care of your spine. Good posture eliminates many ofthehealthproblemsthatcandevelop

when the spine has an unhealthy posture. Since you perform many different movements and positions throughout the day (sitting, standing, bending, stooping, lying down, etc.) it is importantto learnhowtokeepcorrect posture. Maintaining good posture duringthedayresults in lessbackpain. When you correct bad posture habits, the new and improved movements tend to become more automatic and requirevery littleefforttomaintain.At Worcester Physical Therapy Services we train you on the best way to attain and hold your posture throughout the day.Wehelpyourelieveyourbackpain quickly while improving your posture for maximum, long term results! Discover how our therapists can improve your posture and relieve your back or neck pain, allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life.

If you experience any of the following call Worcester Physical Therapy Services to improve your posture today! Does your head jut forward? Is your head tilted to one side or the other? Are the spaces between your arms and sides unequal? Is one shoulder lower then the other? Are your shoulders drooped forward or pulled back? Is one hip higher then the other? Do either of your knees turn in or out? Do your ankles roll in so that your weight is on the inside of your feet? Is your chest sunken-in and your upper back rounded? Do you suffer from back or neck pain?


Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

Stretches The Spine

Conditions We Treat

CORNER PECTORAL STRETCH Stand in corner, arms slightly above shoulder height and your elbows bent, forearms flat against the sides of the wall. Move chest towards the wall, feeling a stretch in the front of your chest.





Patient Success Spotlight

Think Worcester PT & Services First

Why You Need To Come Back In For Another Check Up: • Move without pain • Bend and move freely • Balance confidently and securely • Sit for long periods comfortably • Walk for long distances • Live an active and healthy lifestyle

“At 77, I know I need special care, and that’s exactly what I got with Worcester PT. Over the last 7 years, they’ve helped me recover from every injury I’ve had and every post-surgery rehab I’ve needed. I keep coming back because the staff is so caring, competent and friendly, and because the space is so open and bright!” – Judy S. I know I need special care and that’s exactly what I got with Worcester PT!



• Move Freely • Alleviate Pain Naturally • Have More Energy • Enjoy Activities Pain Free • Be Stronger

Do you suffer with any of the following symptoms?

4 Stiffness or swelling 4 Aches at the end of the day 4 Pain from an old injury

4 Pain when trying to sleep 4 Pain when driving > 30 mins 4 Trouble bending and reaching

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