Poor posture can be a direct consequence of a modern lifestyle. Poor posture may add years to your appearance, cause pain, and it is likely that you may have poor posture and not know it unless a professional points it out. The causes of poor posture include:
The truth is: overcoming poor posture can be challenging, especially if it’s been a long time in the making. If you experience aches and pains as a result of poor posture, a good starting point is to try and correct your posture one day at a time. At work, place a small reminder on your computer, desk, or workspace to keep you aware of your position, especially if you will be sitting for extended periods of time.
"As long as I can remember, I have always had knee issues, but never anything that would prevent me from participating in sports or just plain walking, until late last year. Being a very active person I was not only frustrated by not being able to walk without a limp or pain, but the severe pain was wearing me down mentally.
"After having knee x-rays and a MRI, my doctor told me that I had advanced osteoarthritis in both knees. The right knee was the major problem during the course of treatment and since we both agreed that surgery was not an option at that time, Physical Therapy was.
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"Although I am not totally pain free, I can now walk without a limp and have been able to resume my workouts at a local gym. I am thrilled with the results thus far, which is very liberating! The high standards of excellence, knowledge and customer service far surpass any businesses that I have encountered in my lifetime. The entire Staff at Elite Physical Therapy is the best."
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Although postural correction can be challenging, it canbe done. The following tips can help to pull your body out of those positions, and get you back on track.