Many people understand that posture can effect neck and back pain, among other issues. What many people DON'T understand is what "good posture" actually looks or feels like! Just stick your chest out, thrust your shoulders back, and stand tall...right?
Not exactly. Some people have tightness, weakness, and/or stiffness which prevents them from getting into the right position in the first place. This is where manual therapy, in addition to appropriate education and training, becomes essential in correcting one's posture.
A neutral spinal alignment is important for pain reduction, injury avoidance, and performance enhancement. It minimizes the force that travels through our joints, prevents the onset of arthritis, and puts our muscles at the ideal length for efficient, strong movement. Schedule an appointment with a physical therapist you trust to learn how you can work towards your ideal posture and well being.