STAR Physical Therapy: How Posture Affects Back & Neck Pain


July, 2018


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Improve Posture with Matt Slimming, PT, DPT Dear Valued Client, If you suffer from back or neck pain, poor posture could be to blame. Poor posture can be a serious danger to your health. If

4. It prevents arthritis. With poor posture, unnatural pressure isplacedonyour joints, leading towearand tear. This in turn can lead to arthritis. Good posture givesyour joints thechance to functionat theirbest. 5. It helps you use your muscles more efficiently. Withyourbonesand joints incorrectalignment,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. Whenyouholdyourself ingoodposture, 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. Makingsimplechanges inyourdailyhabitscan improve yourpostureand reduceyourpain.Postural restoration at Star Physical Therapy 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. The great news about poor posture is that it is possible for just about anyone’s posture to improve. It requires strengthening specific muscles and stretching specific muscles. But this does require specialized exercises, tailored to the individual. We would love to show you where your posture may be hurting you AND train you to get back to optimal posture for YOU.

Matt Slimming Physical Therapist

you have poor posture, your bones are not properly aligned, which increases strain on your muscles, joints and ligaments.Poor posture causes fatigue, muscular strain and 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 back or neck pain, health, energy and the way you look and feel. Some of the perks of good posture include: 1.Constantexerciseforyourbackandabdominals. Holding good posture takes effort and makes you use themuscles inyourbackandabdomenproperly. 2. It greatly improves your breathing. Goodposture makes room for your lungs to function at their best – rather thanbeingcompressedwhenyouholdyour 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.Itprotectsyourorgans,bones,jointsandmuscles. Holdingcorrectposture reducesunnecessarystrain and pressure on these body parts. Most neck and backproblemsdevelop frompoorpostureover time.

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