What does perfect sitting posture look like? If the name of the title hasn’t given it away yet, 90° is the magic number to keep in mind!
What does that mean exactly? Dr. Grace Walker, physical and occupational therapist, shares 5 quick tips below will give you a better idea.
- 90° angle at your neck and shoulder
- 90° angle at your back and legs
- 90° angle at your lower and upper knee
- 90° angle at your foot and ankle
- 90° angle above and below your elbow
While seated at your desk at home or work, keep these important postural cues in mind. Sitting down and working all day, one might find their head and shoulders begin to lean forward and their lower trunk begins to tilt backwards, creating a ‘slouched’ position.
This leads to none of the foundational postural muscles to engage, leaving the spine and shoulders vulnerable to injuries. Sitting with bad posture over a long period of time can also lead to nervous system problems.
By incorporating these 5 quick tips into your postural awareness, you can be on your way to reducing incorrect posture and pain! At Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center, we have trained therapist to help assess your posture and design physical therapy programs to increase postural strength. We come up with personalized programs for each patient to provide results in a fun, affordable, healing environment.
Call Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center to schedule an appointment with an expert and caring physical therapist!
1111 W. Town and Country Rd., Ste. 1
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (714) 997-5518by