QUICK TIP 3- Solutions For Bad Posture
1. After sitting for 20 min is when postural changes(like rounded shoulders while at a computer) become harmful both aesthetically and functionally. Please get up for your chair, walk around, stretch your hands towards the ceiling. Or touch your toes. Just move!
Have you ever experienced a pain, ache or discomfort in your body that just never seems to go away?You may have gone to a therapist of some kind such as a chiropractor or massage therapist to work it out and it may have subsided for a few days, weeks or months but then it just seems to come back again.
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Good News: Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA) approved NPI’s Online Certified Posture Specialist™ program for 23.0 CEs AND Onsite Posture Workshop for 7.0 CEs! To see the extensive CEC/CEU list: http://www.npionline.org/approvedcec.htm
One truly amazing thing about the body is that it will allow you to compensate for bad posture with more bad posture. At first it could just be a forward head, a locked out knee or a rib cage popping forward. Next,your body must adapt by repositioning another part of your body. One muscle lengthens another part shortens to create imbalances in our bodies. Eventually you get an achy back, a tight feeling in your neck or a full blown injury.
One truly amazing thing about the body is that it will allow you to compensate for bad posture with more bad posture. At first it could just be a forward head, a locked out knee or a rib cage popping forward. Next,your body must adapt by repositioning another part of your body. One muscle lengthens another part shortens to create imbalances in our bodies. Eventually you get an achey feeling, a tight feeling or a full blown injury.
When I teach a MELT (Myofascial Energetic Length Technique) class, I always begin by talking the participants through an assessment where I describe ideal alignment, and the participants are encouraged to evaluate by comparing their self-perception to the ideal. I recently had a question about this. Here it is: “Why is it so important to be in ideal alignment?” Sure, it looks look when somebody has good posture but that is not the main reason.