RehabAccessPT_How Posture Can Affect Back Pain

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6 Benefits To Good Posture

Maintaininggoodposturecanhaveadramatic improvementonyourbackor 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 impact on all aspects of your body’s functions and helps to reduce pain. 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 turncan 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 incorrectalignment,youare likely to feelmoreenergeticsinceyour 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 yourbrain thatmakeyou feelhappierandmoreconfident. Italsochanges theway thatpeopleseeyou–you’llappearmoreconfidentandassertive. Making simple changes in your daily habits can improve your posture and reduce your pain. Postural restoration at Rehab Access Physical Therapy helps the body recruit the right muscles for the task at hand, improving pain and restoring prior to function.

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3. If further assessment is warranted, your therapist

2. Your therapist can

1. Feel free to call us and ask to speak to your therapist.

discuss with you why your pain is bothering you again and what you might do about it at home.

might recommend you come in for an appointment.

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