Much of our posture is formed by our lifestyle habits throughout our life.  From an early age, we are exposed to prolonged sitting throughout our day, which continues into our adult life.  This habitual pattern, and our fight against gravity leads to a predictable pattern of postural fatigue.  We begin to slouch and slump through our mid back, round our shoulders, jut our head forward, and lose stability of our lower back and pelvis.  

Even in our teen and early adult years, we begin to see “student posture” (in some cases earlier).  Many of us are realizing that we have become rounded and slumped with our posture.  We may be motivated to improve our posture for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance; however, there are many other reasons to improve, considering that poor posture is linked with increased risk of:

  • Neck pain
  • TMJ (jaw) pain
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder pain
  • Mid and lower back pain
  • Numbness and tingling of the arms and hands
  • Depression

Implementing postural correction exercises throughout the day will help tremendously.  It’s important to use postural correction exercises multiple times throughout the day, since the tendency is to fatigue into poor posture.  Click the picture below, to learn a few postural correction exercises to get you started:  

If pain and discomfort are already present with your current posture, a thorough examination and treatment plan is advised.  A combination of manual treatments and corrective exercises can help restore a more upright, flexible and strong posture.  Give us a call to get started: (561) 318-8070


Daniel Yinh

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