Posture & Health

& Fitness

The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

Poor posture can be a serious danger to your health. If youhave poor posture, your bones are not properly aligned increasing abnormal strain on your muscles, joints and ligaments. Poor posture can cause fatigue, muscular strain and in later stages, pain. In addition, poor posture can affect the position and function of your vital organs, such as your heart, lungs and intestines. Maintaining good posture can have a dramatic improvement on your health and the way you look and feel. Some of the perks of good posture include: Constant exercise for your back and abdominals. Holding good posture takes effort and makes you use the muscles in your back and abdomen. It greatly improves your breathing. Good posture makes room for your lungs to function at their best – rather than being squashed when you hold your body in a slouch. Good lung function has a healthy impact on all aspects of your body’s functions. It protects your organs, bones, joints andmuscles. Holding correct posture helps reduce unnecessary strain and pressure on these body parts. Many neck and back pains develop from issues of poor posture. Is Your Posture Hurting Your Health?

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(CONTINUED) It helps prevent osteoarthritis. With poor posture, unnatural pressure is placed on your joints leading to wear and tear. This in turn can lead to arthritis. Good posture gives your joints the chance to function at their best. 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. 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 makes you feel happier and more confident. Making simple changes in your daily habits can improve your posture and reduce your pain. Postural restoration with iMotion Physical Therapy helps the body recruit the right muscles for the task at hand, improving pain and function. Our experts have years of medical training in reducing back and neck pain associated from poor posture. Is Your Posture Hurting Your Health?

See our physical therapists for: • Recent injury • Nagging aches and pains • Back and neck pain • Joint pain and movement problems • Walking or balance difficulties Call us today to learn how we can help you stand tall and feel better!

Maintain proper posture while driving to reduce neck and backaches.

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Exercise Essentials Try this simple exercise to keep you moving...

The exercises below are designed to be performed under the instruction of a licensed physical therapist.

Helps With Tight Shoulders

SCAPULAR RETRACTION Hold your hands behind your back and slowly raise them off your back in a backward direction. Hold for 3 seconds and repeat 6 times.

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The above exercise is designed to be performed under the instruction of a licensed physical therapist

Give The Gift of Health

Do You Have Friends or Family Unable to Do The

Following? • Move without pain • Bend and move freely

If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to iMotion Physical Therapy today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly for a Free Back Pain Relief Consultation.

REFERRAL HOTLINE 510-745-7700 • Balance confidently and securely • Sit for long periods comfortably • Walk for long distances • Live an active and healthy lifestyle

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