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Posture and Body Mechanics

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Poor posture is one of the main causes of neck and back injuries. Forward head position and rounded shoulders, for example, contribute to poor posture.

Any desk or computer employee has probably been guilty of poor posture at some point in their career and can attest to the fact that it's a hard habit to break.

When incorporated into activities of daily living, good body mechanics can help decrease the amount of stress on the spine. Education in body mechanics is therefore essential in preventing the occurrence of back pain.

The goal of instruction in proper body mechanics is to teach you how to move the body so as to prevent further injury to the spine. Awareness of common mistakes and proper principles can only help to achieve this goal. Our Therapist can help evaluate your postural needs and assist with getting you information to modify your work environment to decrease stress on your body.

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