Marathon PT_How Posture Can Relieve Back Pain

Marathon Monthly July 2018 Physical Therapy 6Benefits ToGoodPosture

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: 1. Constant exercise for your back and abdominals. Holding good posture takes effort and makes you use the muscles in your back and abdomen properly. 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 impactonallaspectsofyourbody’s functionsandhelps to reducepain. 3. It protects your organs, bones, joints and muscles. Holding correct posture reduces unnecessary strain and pressure on these body parts. Most neck and back problems develop from poor posture over time. 4. It prevents arthritis. With poor posture, unnatural pressure is placed on your joints, leading towearand tear.This in turn can lead toarthritis. 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 make you feel happier and more confident. It also changes the way that people see you – you’ll appear more confident and assertive. Making simple changes in your daily habits can improve your posture and reduce your pain. Postural restoration at Marathon PhysicalTherapy helps the body recruit the right muscles for the task at hand, improving pain and restoring prior to function. Our experts have years of training in reducing back and neck pain associated from poor posture. If you feel you need the help of one of our Physical Therapists call today!

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