Is there such a thing as perfect posture? The answer may surprise you. The latest research shows that it’s better to think about posture as dynamic place, not static. In other words, ideal posture is always changing and evolving.
Why it Matters:
Think of your posture as a dynamic pattern of responses, reflexes, and habits - not a fixed position. Things like gravity, your work environment, and your body's anatomy play essential roles. Sitting at a computer desk for hours at a time is a static posture that might lead to soreness and stiffness. Most people bring themselves to their computers creating a forward head posture. Forward head posture can put stress on the neck and back which weakens the muscles, and may lead to pain.
Here’s What You Need to Know:
- Neck pain, tension, stiffness, and tenderness are signs of chronic forward head posture.
- Forward head posture affects millions and may result in neck pain for up to 75% of those affected.
- Making your neck stronger can give relief for people with neck pain caused by forward head posture.
It's important to take regular breaks to stretch and move your body. If you spend all day in front of a computer, get up every hour to do a quick stretch!
Remember. Posture is dynamic, so stretching can help "reset" your posture.
Schedule an appointment with us if you find that long days at the desk cause you neck pain! We'll help make sure that you can be pain-free no matter how you spend your day!