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Posture plays a large role in our everyday lives. How you sit, stand, stretch, and lift all play a role in the pressures on your spine. Fortunately, Centra Rehabilitation can help ease some of this physical stress. Specialized hands-on techniques and exercises can help restore the flexibility in your spine and improve your posture. Our dedicated physical therapists can also provide youwith helpful lifestyle changes for improving your posture and spine health. Contact our office today to learnmore! What can I do to improve my posture? When standing, walking, and sitting, imagine a string pulling you up through the top of your head. This brings your neck, shoulders and back into better alignment. Sitting is the position that puts the most pressure on the lower back. It is important to break up your
sitting time throughout the day and take frequent breaks.Work in standing or walking tasks at various times throughout the day, limiting your sitting to about 30 minutes at a time. It is also important tomake sure your core muscles are strong, as this is an integral part of practicing proper posture. Your core muscles are made up of your abdominal muscles, spinal muscles, and pelvic/ hipmuscles. It is very common for thesemuscles to become weak with prolonged sitting, before/after pregnancy, and after surgeries or injuries. Strengthening your abdominal and hipmuscles can go a long way to providing the necessary muscle support to your spine. Consult with one of our dedicated teammembers today to discuss how our individualized treatment plans can provide youwith the best core exercises for your needs.
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