What does perfect sitting posture look like? If the name of the title hasn’t given it away yet, 90 degrees is the magic number to keep in mind!
Dr. Grace Walker, physical and occupational therapist and nutritionist, shares 5 quick tips to follow the 90 degree rule.
- 90° angle at your neck and shoulders
- 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, you might find your head and shoulders begin to lean forward and their lower trunk begins to tilt backwards, creating a ‘slouched’ position. That’s what we are trying to avoid! 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 work day, you can be on your way to reducing incorrect posture and pain! At Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center, we have expert physical therapists to help to increase your postural strength and relieve any pain that comes along with sitting all day at your desk. We create 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! (714)997-5518
1111 W Town and Country Road Ste 1
Orange, CA 92868by