Are you in pain most of the time? Do you feel tired even after you’ve slept all night?
Poor posture might be the culprit.
Sitting up straight and standing up straight don’t just help you look confident and poised. Good posture helps your body stay healthy, too.
Here are a few ways poor posture causes pain and what you can do about it.
You’ve heard of head-forward posture, right? That’s the posture most of us adopt when we’re hunched over the phone or the computer.
The more you hold this posture, the more you strain your neck and shoulder muscles. This can cause the dreaded “buffalo hump.” It can also cause severe headaches.
Lower Back Pain
When you slouch, you stress your lower back muscles instead of distributing your body weight more evenly.
Want proof we’re all slouching a lot more? According to the CDC, lower back pain is the third most common reason for a doctor’s visit in the United States. Roughly 80% of adult Americans will experience lower back pain in their lifetime.
Lower back pain can be debilitating. Reason enough to work on your posture!
You’ve heard that sitting is the new smoking, right?
One reason is the posture we all adopt while sitting.
When you spend long periods of time with your hips and knees bent at a 90-degree angle, your hip flexors tighten up. Hip pain and stiffness are the likely results.
You can relieve some of that strain by sitting up straighter while you sit at your desk. You can also alleviate some of the pain by walking around periodically throughout the day.
As you walk, poor posture distributes your weight unevenly across your joints. This can lead to knee pain over time.
Most people tense and tighten their muscles when they’re stressed, and sometimes getting those muscles to relax can be a real challenge. Poor posture tells your brain that you’re not confident and that you’re trying to hide, increasing your stress.
Fix your posture to give yourself more energy to face the day!
We Can Help
It’s difficult to simply fix your posture on your own, by sitting up or standing up straighter whenever you think of it. For one thing, if you’re already in pain, attempting to correct your posture that way can increase your pain, making it even harder to develop good habits.
Our stretch therapy services can help you correct posture problems and ease exhausted muscles. You’ll develop a healthier posture over time, and will be able to do it without incurring extra pain.
REACH’s 2 STEP APPROACH TO RECOVERY THERAPY
RELAX – RESTORE – RECHARGE
Step 1: Identify Your Problem Areas
- It all starts with your Mobility Risk Factor Assessment called .
- This helps us identify the root cause of your current problem areas due to:
– Life’s Daily Wear & Tear
– Your Aches/Pain
– Muscle Imbalances & Weakness
– Flexibility/Mobility Limitations
– Posture Issues
- A Mobility Risk Factor Assessment is a MUST before starting any Stretch & Recovery Therapy Program.
Step 2: Targeted Recovery Therapy
- Your Mobility Risk Factor Assessment helps us create a Personalized Recovery Therapy Plan that targets your problem areas which will Shorten your Recovery Time.
- Each of our Stretch & Recovery sessions are a balanced blend of Corrective Stretch, Percussion, Compression, CBD and Heat
- Risk Factor Re-Assessments:
– Suggested every 30-60 days
– See your improvements
– Realize the benefits of Stretch & Recovery