Sitting with a straight back or walking without bending even a little bit – sometimes you might remember and do it properly & sometimes you may just ignore it. But the right posture is what you need to look and feel good. It is up to our muscles and skeletal structure to keep our posture in proper alignment. It is also imperative to note that the bad posture is associated with many health problems such as:
  • Pain in Back and Neck
  • Headaches
  • Indigestion
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Improper balance
  • Restricted motion
  • Lack of endurance
  • Poor athletic performance
  • Breathing issues
 

What goes wrong?

You have various muscles in your spine and core that help you maintain the right posture. However, like with all muscles, the less you use them, the more they atrophy and the less they can do their job. With today’s sedentary lifestyles, sitting at work, driving in the car, watching TV, etc., these muscles become weaker and weaker.  

How you can correct it?

The following methods can improve your postures, range of motion, increase flexibility and build more endurance.
  • Be more aware of postures throughout the day
  • Exercise your core muscles and mid back muscles
  • Stretch from time to time
  • Walk with a straight back.
  • Run every day even for shorter distances
  • Change your computer height or chair height if needed.
 

How Physical Therapy can help?

A physical therapists know the complete mechanics of human body, its movement and every correct posture. Your Physical Therapist can evaluate your body function, postures, strength and mobility to evaluate what is needed for you to have a better posture. Once your therapist figures out the problems and issues associated with the postures, a custom tailored plan can be curated to improve your posture, and relieve your pain quickly. At SV Proactive, our therapists can teach you the right exercises to attain the pain free life with perfect postures.