Do You Have Poor Posture?

More than 80% of Americans will face an issue with posture at some point in their lives.  While posture may not seem like a big deal to many, having a poor posture can result in daily pain and discomfort. To alleviate these symptoms and correct your posture, consider teaming up with us at Island Sports Physical Therapy. 

Symptoms Of Poor Posture

With people spending more and more time hunched over a desk to meet the needs of their job, issues with posture have been steadily on the rise. While it’s easy to think that the only problems that can arise from having poor posture are ones of an aesthetic variety, this is not the case. If you find yourself dealing with the below symptoms, there is a high chance that you have a postural problem:

  • Rounded shoulders.
  • Uneven hips.
  • Poor circulation.
  • Increased levels of fatigue.
  • Back and knee pain.
  • Forward leaning head. 

How It Develops

As with any injury or condition, the most effective form of treatment is avoiding it altogether. By keeping the below causes of poor posture in mind, you’ll be able to work towards avoiding it:

  • Bending your neck forward for long periods when texting.
  • Suffering from muscle tension and weakness.
  • Inability to manage stress in healthy ways.
  • Wearing certain shoes such as high-heels or ones with worn-out soles.  

How Physical Therapy Can Help 

If you partake in any of the previously listed causes too frequently, you’ll end up suffering from muscular imbalances, which is the true cause of poor posture. Fortunately, the team at Island Sports Physical Therapy can offer treatment for these imbalances. One of the main goals of physical therapy is to regain strength in an injured area, making it the perfect method to correct postural issues. Parts of the physical therapy process our team will include when treating this condition include:

  • Using a lumbar roll.
  • Performing scapular stabilization exercises.
  • Implementing the slouch overcorrecting procedure. 
  • Administering kinesiology tape to your neck or spine.

Island Sports Physical Therapy

At Island Sports Physical Therapy, our team is committed to helping all patients face and overcome postural issues. Through the use of physical therapy, our team can help you realign your spine and eliminate your pain. For more information about how poor posture can affect your well-being and how we can help, contact us today!

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