Posture & Body Mechanics
Preventing back, neck, and shoulder pain with proper posture
Repetitive activities put stress on the back and neck, leading to pain. Proper body mechanics plays a key role in preventing and rehabilitating your discomfort.
What is posture and why is it important?
Is it more difficult to breathe when bending over or lying down? Can you cross one leg more comfortably than the other? When you run does one foot hit the ground harder than the other? Posture is the way your muscles and bones hold your body. When your mother told you not to slouch she was doing you a favor. Look around, how many of us have slouched shoulders, a forward thrusting chin, or are sitting hunched over a desk? Good posture allows our bodies to breathe, move and align properly. Poor posture keeps muscles from properly supporting the neck and puts pressure on disks, ligaments, and joints, resulting in pain.
We all feel some discomfort
Poor posture causes tension in your upper back, neck and shoulders which can directly lead to headaches.
Changes in posture are common with aging, but when managed properly, you can reduce discomfort.
Carrying extra body weight and an infant; pushing a stroller, and picking up toys can add stress to your body.
Many office environments aren’t ergonomically correct, leading to headaches, back and neck pain, and eye strain. Our bodies weren’t designed to sit at a desk all day. Prolonged sitting, poor posture and awkward office set-ups are causing pain, fatigue and muscle imbalance. We can show you how to make modifications to your workstation and give you tips to keep the aches at bay.
- Take a phone call standing up
- Deliver quick messages in person
- Get a standing desk
- Take a break every hour to stand up, walk around, and stretch
- Use ergonomic props like lumbar rolls and foot rests
- Uncross your legs
- Pull your shoulder blades back
Repetitive Motions at Home and Work
Bodies weren’t designed to do the same task over and over – this can lead to chronic pain and heath risks down the road.
Texting & Gaming
These tasks often lead to poor posture, creating constant neck pain.
Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain
Poor posture adds stress to your spine, creating issues for your muscles and joints, leading to pain.
Constant activity can lead to fatigue, promoting poor posture. Learn how to organize daily activities and conserve energy to reduce fatigue.
Constant activity often leads to fatigue which then leads to poor posture. We’ll show you how to organize your daily activities to reduce fatigue.
Proper posture makes you look slimmer, younger, and more confident
It's all about the posture
“Thank you so much for the service you provided. The entire staff was very friendly, professional, and helpful. I was so worried that I was going to need shoulder surgery, but with your guidance I avoided surgery and feel back to normal again! I will certainly keep up your recommended exercises and will think of you when sitting at my desk. I hear that voice in my head: “Posture” :-)” – Paula P., Wayland patient
We carry a variety of ergonomic products to make your day more comfortable.