Today’s work environment, whether in the office or at home, usually involves a significant amount of time sitting at a desk and computer. While sitting at a computer can be an efficient way to get work completed, it can also lead to problems in your spine, particularly the neck.
Last time I checked, the force of gravity is still pretty consistent on all of us. We get fatigued and then adopt the most comfortable position we can find. Prolonged sitting, especially in forward or “Slouched” posture, can lead to significant physical problems. This posture can be described as “Forward Head and Rounded Shoulders”. You know this position because you’ve probably been there thousands of times. The problem is, this is an unbalanced posture which can lead to a variety of physical problems including:
The good news is this condition can easily be treated! Physical Therapists at Empower Physical Therapy are experts at providing relief of the pain from these compression and strain injuries related to posture. We use a variety of hands-on treatment techniques and exercises for stretching, strengthening and re-training for proper postural positioning in sitting, standing and even sleeping.
If you sit at a desk or computer as part of your work or personal life, here are a few tips to start repairing your posture:
If you have aches and pains related to time spent at a desk or computer, why not set up an appointment to see an Empower Physical Therapist and get rid of it for good! Go to www.EmpowerPT.com or call 1-833-861-6161.
Matt Figueroa PT, DPT, Chief Clinical Officer