Posture is key when it comes to identifying different types of musculoskeletal injuries. Some of these injuries include headaches, TMJ, whiplash, shoulder girdle injuries (rotator cuff, impingement, tendinitis, etc.), neck, thoracic or low back pain, scoliosis and arthritis, just to name just a few. Whether you are sitting in a car or at a desk, standing in line at the movies, or sleeping at night, posture is crucial in order to prevent pain and dysfunction in the joints, the spine, the muscles, or other soft tissues structures.
Improper posture can be the result of poor habits developed over time or may be related to physical issues, such as impaired range of motion or muscle weakness. In our Postural Education program, our physical therapists use a trained eye to analyze your posture and provide feedback with verbal and tactile cuing to ensure you perform activities safely and correctly.
At Camelback Sports Therapy, we believe treatment should consider the whole body. What you do outside of the clinic and the habits you develop really matter, so postural education will certainly be a component of your treatment plan if we are caring for a musculoskeletal injury or another ailment you may be experiencing.
Even if you are not injured but simply want to be prepared for an upcoming trip or excursion, a new workout class or job, postural education is an invaluable tool to Stay in the Game. A physical therapist can even come to your home or place of work to do an ergonomic assessment and provide effective and practical ergonomic improvements.
“Great improvement in range of motion (ROM) and strength/posture! Wonderful experience with such a well trained, professional, courteous, and fun staff! Hope to see you again in 2018.” Bill E.
“I feel that I have gained a lot of strength in my lats and have improved my posture. My range of motion in my shoulder is much better than before.” – Abby L.