As myotherapists, we often end up treating incorrect or bad posture, which contributes to many of our clients' physical complaints. Long term side effects of poor posture include: lower back pain, neck pain, hip and knee pain. And correcting your posture can go a long way towards alleviating these and other problems!
While doing some research, one of our myotherapists noticed this funny video, which you may find useful!
Most of our bad posture these days comes from hunching over our phones and computer keyboards, and way, way too much sitting. If you are suffering from tight shoulders and neck, there are a few simple tactics that can offer relief and prevent that hunched over posture:
- Try lifting your phone up to your face, instead of craning to look at it!
- Get up from your desk at least once an hour and have a wander around
- Try a standing desk - if you can't afford one, use a crate, box or stool to simply raise your computer to a comfortable standing height. This way you can alternate with sitting when you get tired!
There are some other great tips in the video.
Other links related to posture for your interest:
Poor Posture Explained
Your Bag May Be Causing You Pain
School Backpacks Might Explain Your Kids' Complaints
17 Stretches You Can Do at Your Desk