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“Sit!” Postural Awareness

Posture is the positon of a person’s body when sitting or standing. Your body is holding you upright against gravity; and this takes work! Proper or “good” posture requires training and attention. For efficient and effective posture one wants the least “strain” on supporting ligaments, joints and muscles. Simply because you are maintaining an upright posture does not mean that you are in effectual alignment and this could be putting unnecessary stress on certain structures. It is important to learn and commit to muscle memory correct alignment to keep bones and joints health and to ensure muscles are being used properly. Correct posture helps to decrease the stress on ligaments that hold joi

Physical Therapy and Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common reason that patients visit their physician. Almost 25% of Americans report some incidence of low back pain in the last 3 months. Additionally, if you have had back pain in the past, chances are at some point it will return. Re-occurrence of back pain has found to be around 25% in a one year period. The good thing is, physical therapy has been shown to be not only effective in treating low back pain, but it has also been found to be cost-effective. In a recent study published in 2015, it was shown that patients who received early intervention with physical therapy had the lowest costs compared to patients who did not go to physical therapy. 1 Additional

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