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Poor posture may be caused by habits from everyday activities such as sitting in office chairs, staring at the computer, cradling a cell phone, carrying a purse over same shoulder, driving, prolonged standing, caring for small children, or even sleeping.

At Sound Physical Therapy we know the importance of good posture and balanced movement patterns. On a daily basis we train our patients to stand, sit, walk, lie and change positions in order to place the least amount of strain on supporting muscles and ligaments. The balance of muscle strength and flexibility plus a well rehearsed plan of motion is the key to long lasting good posture and ergonomics.

What is does good posture do for you?

  • Keeps bones and joints in the correct alignment so that muscles are being used properly.
  • Helps decrease the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces that could result in arthritis.
  • Decreases the stress on the ligaments holding the joints of the spine together.
  • Prevents the spine from becoming fixed in abnormal positions.
  • Prevents fatigue because muscles are being used more efficiently, allowing the body to use less energy.
  • Prevents strain or overuse problems.
  • Prevents backache and muscular pain.
  • Contributes to a good appearance.