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Posture

A Typical Day Everything you do in a typical day is usually done in front of you. This involves and engages the muscles on the front of your body. Your back muscles do little else during these movements except keep you upright. Throw in a poor postural position and you back muscles are getting longer and weaker by the second. This is the formula for developing bad posture. We can keep calling them exercises for bad posture, but really what you're doing is counteracting the ongoing strengthening and movement being done by the front of the body. Without doing exercises, your back muscles can only continue to strain and keep causing the painful symptoms you experience when sitting at your desk or computer all day. Changing your posture with exercise makes sense when you realize how you got that way in the first place. This is where people have difficulty. After all, putting on a brace may not work, but it only takes a couple of minutes to put on. Doing exercise? Now we're talking about something that will need to be maintained... but it will work. Good Posture = Vitality Poor posture stresses joints and strains muscles effecting links in the body's chain of motion. When you compensate and move differently you set the stage for injury. Learn how to strengthen your core, develop flexibility in joints and increase muscle elasticity and length. Click Posture Exercises for more information                                          Schedule a consultation now! Deborah McDevitt, CPT. MT