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Why is having good posture important?

Demonstrating good posture is important for your overall health. Poor posture may occur due to an injury, illness, daily habits, occupation or the use of technology. Poor posture while sitting and standing can cause back pain, neck pain or shoulder pain. In order to keep good posture you need your body to be properly aligned from an asymmetrical standpoint, especially when sitting, standing and lying down. Benefits of good posture may include reduced back pain, fewer headaches, increased energy and improvement of your emotional and mental well-being.

 

Good posture means:

 

Symptoms of bad posture may include:

 

Correcting posture will take time. Physical therapy may help improve poor posture by strengthening muscles and increasing flexibility to reduce strain on the spine. At Reddy Care Physical, Occupational and Aquatic Therapy, our physical therapists are trained and experienced in treating poor posture. At physical therapy you will learn to obtain and maintain proper posture to help prevent future pain. Your physical therapist will use a combination of massage therapy, myofascial release, strengthening exercises, exercise rehabilitation and a home exercise program to help correct your posture.

 

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Sources: Life Fitness Pt

 

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Written by:

Dr. Vinod Somareddy, PT, DPT

President

Reddy Care Physical Therapy

Reddy Care Occupational Therapy

Reddy Care Aquatic Therapy

Author
Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy is an outstanding specialty service providing exceptional care and state-of-the-art treatments for the residents of Farmingdale and Great Neck, New York. The combination of innovative exercise programs, manual therapy, and technology together with the expertise of every member of the team enables Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy to provide services that ensure superior clinical outcomes and consistently high patient satisfaction.

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