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The most challenging thing about trying to change your posture may be remembering to maintain that posture. This is most challenging when we are sitting at a desk. It is easy to fall into the forward head and slouched back position. #posturemonth continues! * A strategy we use to help patients remember to keep an upright posture is taping. * 🎥: Posture X technique * Here we have Jesse applying kinesio tape to Dr.O. The tape is being placed across his back in an X pattern to facilitate scapular retraction and depression with some spinal extension, which will promote a more upright posture and prevent slouching! * 📝 How does it work? * 🔰 The tape acts as a form of biofeedback on his back position. When he slouches the tape will become taught which provides a cue to return to optimal posture, where the tape is on slack. * 🔰 Applying the tape across the mid back increases his awareness of the muscles need to be activated for an upright posture. * K-taping is not an “end all be all” but rather just another tool in our multifaceted approach to facilitating good posture. How is your posture? If you can benefit from k-taping? Give us a call 305-501-0231 ! * Tag someone who could benefit from this taping technique! * #getbackinthegame #stayinthegame @kinesiotape @rocktape
It can be difficult to find a comfortable workspace. However, it is important to make sure that the ergonomics in your office are functioning properly, in order to avoid developing unwanted aches and pains and prevent sports-related injuries.
When working in an office, ask yourself, “how do I maintain my posture throughout the day?” Do you catch yourself slouching frequently? Do those last couple hours of the workday leave you achy and ready to call it quits? If you are experiencing aches and pains, especially in your neck or back, poor posture is probably to blame. Fortunately, posture can be improved with some ergonomic changes.
For more information on how to optimize the ergonomic setup of your office or additional tips for beating daily aches and pains, contact Athletix Rehab & Recovery today.
Making the most of your office
Taking even a small amount of time to walk or jog every day after working can highly improve your posture and gait – in addition to helping you get you out for some time!
Have you thought about investing in a standing desk?
Did you know that standing burns between .7 to .15 more calories per minute than sitting does? It may not seem like a lot, but by simply standing for long periods of time, you can easily burn more calories throughout the day.
Sedentary lifestyles, especially the ones that many of us are experiencing right now, can increase your risk of heart disease, obesity, or other serious health issues. However, investing in a standing desk or alternate seating option at work can help in greatly decreasing these risks and making your office more ergonomically friendly!
At the end of the day, make sure you’re comfortable
Don’t let the daily stresses of working take a toll on your physical health! There are several steps you can take to improve your posture, strength, energy, and overall wellbeing throughout the workday. For more information on ergonomics for your office, contact Athletix Rehab & Recovery today.