VCSST_How Posture Affects Back and Neck Pain

ThePowerofPosture

POSTURE IS NOT A PROBLEM, EXCEPT FOR WHEN IT IS!!! Studiesshow thatpoorposturedoesnot always predict futurepain. Many people exhibit postural deviations without any symptoms.However, ifyouhavepainthat is produced or worsened by prolonged positions/postures, it may be time to address this issue. Poor posture is not always pathologic, except for when it results inalteredforcesthatcausetissue degeneration, pain or dysfunctional movement of the body. Our physical therapists at VCSST focus on evidence-based practices to get to thesourceof your problem by analyzing youroverallmovementquality.Theyhave diverse musculoskeletal expertise with treating numerous conditions, including how to help you with pain produced by posture.

YOUR BEST POSTURE IS YOUR NEXT POSTURE YOU’VE GOT TO MOVE IT, MOVE IT! Your body is not meant to stay in ANY one position for too long. It is meant to move, and move frequently. Even “good posture” can cause problems if sustained for an extended time period. So the healthiest thing you can do for your posture is to change it – as often as possible. At least every 30 minutes during the day, you’ve got to move it! Find ways to accomplish your daily tasks in multiple positions. The VCSST front office staff alternates periods of sitting with standing at mobile work stations which aresimply inexpensivehigh-lowrolling tables. In hisPhysicalTherapySoapboxTalks,ourownDr. AndrewRothschildadvocates “exercisesnacks”, or brief but frequent bouts of active movement during the day. “Take the long way to the rest room, jog up and down stairs, or simply stand and stretch.” Often the desire to head to the

vending machine is really just your body telling you to get up and move about. That is why we believe your best posture is your next posture!

Refer a friend and if they mention your name while scheduling their initial appointment, you get a $10 gift card! Whodo youknowthat needs our help?

Do You Have Friends or Family Unable to Do The Following? 9 Move without pain 9 Bend and move freely 9 Balance confidently and securely 9 Sit for long periods comfortably 9 Walk for long distances 9 Live an active and healthy lifestyle

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