What is good posture and why is it important anyway?

What is good posture and why is it important anyway?

Good posture relates to the alignment of the three natural curves of your spine. There are many factors that contribute to deviations from the “norm” such as prolonged abnormal alignment (i.e. sitting at the computer), obesity, scoliosis and many others. Abnormal postures can lead to muscle imbalance, increased joint stress, and pain. It is important to not only understand the type of posture you have but to also take steps throughout the day to improve your posture. Below are some helpful hints that you can take to improve your posture:

As always feel free to leave me any questions.

Alex Volfson, PT,DPT

Bon Secours St. Francis Physical Therapy

Alexander_Volfson@bshsi.org

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