Elite PT: How Bad Posture Affects Your Body

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COULD YOUR POSTURE BE THE REASON FOR ACHES & PAINS?

Do you suffer from daily or recurrent aches and pains? If so, your posture may be the culprit. Just think about the number of hours a day we spend staring at a computer screen, hunched over our desks, or staring at our phones. That creates a lot of stress on the neck and back, especially if you are slouched, titled forward, or looking down for prolonged periods of time. What can I do about it? It can be difficult to correct poor posture, but there are a few steps you can take on your own to try and help: 1. Sit properly. – If you are at a desk for extended periods of the day, make sure your stance is okay. Sit upright, place your feet flat on the floor, and try not to cross your legs. 2. Take stretch breaks. – It is important to make sure that you get up every 30 minutes or so, and take a small walk, at least for a minute or two. This will help in loosening up your muscles and joints, as well as initiating a stronger blood flow.

3. Exercise. – When you exercise, you are stretching and strengthening certain muscles of your body, including problem areas such as your neck and back. How can Physical Therapy help? If these at-home treatments don’t work, it is important to consult help from an Elite Physical Therapist. If you have been standing the wrong way for several years, it may be difficult to change it on your own. Elite Physical Therapists will evaluate your posture and gait to determine the best treatments necessary for you, and then they will create a treatment plan unique for your needs. They can improve your posture, eliminate your pain, and get you back to doing the activities you love to do. If you are experiencing pain, and you think it may be a result of your posture, give us a call today. We will help you get back to a comfortable posture with just a few sessions.

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