How Does My Posture Hurt My Health?

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“How Does My Posture Hurt My Health? ” Discussing Posture & How It Affects Back & Neck Pain

Poor posture can be a serious danger to your health. If you have 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 and muscles. Holding correct posture helps reduce unnecessary strain and pressure on these body parts. Many neck and back pains develop from issues of poor posture.


“Should I Improve My Posture In Order To Gain Pain Relief? ”

Benefits To Good Posture

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 Agility Physical Therapy & Sports Performance 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. Call us today to learn how we can help you stand tall and feel better!



Contact Agility Physical Therapy & Sports Performance to get all of your back and neck pain questions answered. We can help your pain transform from a pressing problem, to a distant memory, allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life!

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Staff Spotlight

Mark McCloud, PTA Mark is a Physical Therapy Assistant with a background in coaching and golf. He has been with Agility since 2011. In addition to his Associates Degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant from the State College of Florida, he has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Fitness and Rehabilitative studies, with a minor in Coaching, from Central Michigan University. Prior to attaining his degree as a PTA, Mark worked as a golf professional

up and down the East Coast and in Michigan. He is married, father of two young boys and enjoys taking his boys to the ball field or golf course whenever possible. We Offer Specific Back & Neck Pain Therapy ATTENTION BACK & NECK PAIN SUFFERERS!

Most people experience back pain as a result of sprains/strains, injuries, lifting improperly, or sitting for prolonged periods. Our physical therapists find the actual causes of your back pain, which may include muscle weakness, poor movement, and poor spinal coordination. Neck pain is also very common and can generate pain or limited mobility in the shoulder, arm, or hand. Often, the primary problems causing your neck pain are tightened muscles and poor posture from daily stress, sitting at computers, and inactivity.

At Agility Physical Therapy, our physical therapists are experts in helping patients quickly resolve their back and neck pain. During your evaluation, we will discuss your history, examine your spine, and evaluate your movement, strength, walking, and coordination. This will help our physical therapists pinpoint the exact cause of your back pain or neck pain. We will work closely with your physician to design a treatment plan that best suits your needs and offers the quickest relief from pain and return to function. Call us today so we can help reduce your back and neck pain and get you back to optimal function today! IMPROVEMYAGILITY.COM

Exercise Essentials Try this exercise to help maintain good posture...

Helps Relieve Tight Shoulders

SCAPULAR RETRACTION Hold your hands behind your back and slowly raise them off your back in a backward direction. Repeat 10 times.

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


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