Blogs from July, 2022

posture therapy

Poor posture is a common concern and can result in various health issues over time, including chronic back and neck pain. Although you can find online resources featuring exercises to improve your posture, going to physical therapy can ensure that you learn exercises tailored to your specific needs and perform them safely and with proper form. An experienced physical therapist can create a customized care plan to teach you proper posture.

Posture therapy can include exercises, stretches, and ergonomic modifications to learn or relearn what to do to maintain a healthy posture.

What Are the Benefits of Appropriate Posture?

  • Reduced back pain
  • Adequate bones alignment
  • Fewer headaches
  • Higher energy levels
  • Less tension in your neck and shoulders
  • Stronger core muscles
  • Improved joint function and health
  • Increased lung capacity
  • Optimized blood circulation and digestive function
  • Reduced risk of injuries, especially back and neck
  • Improved form when standing, sitting, walking, and working out

Physical Therapy Appointments

Whether you tend to slouch or are struggling with text neck pains, your physical therapist can recommend targeted exercises. When you see a medical provider, they also make sure to assess your general health and any factors that may affect your posture therapy. As part of your posture therapy program, your provider can also incorporate spine rehabilitation or vestibular and balance therapy components to maximize your results.

They can demonstrate the exercises and guide you, so you use proper form to perform them. They may use any additional equipment such as resistance bands, to maximize your results. In addition to correcting your form as necessary during the learning process, they can also educate you on the specific benefits of each stretch and other activities.

At-Home Exercises

Performing specific exercises between your physical therapy appointments plays an important role in your posture therapy. You can expect your doctor to show you how to do each of those exercises and they can modify your at-home regimen as your posture improves.

Since regular physical activity helps support your health at any age, your physical therapist can also recommend specific fitness options that benefit your posture and core muscles.

Ergonomic Recommendations

Thanks to their thorough understanding and monitoring of your health and progress, your physical therapist can also recommend ergonomic adjustments to support proper posture throughout the day. This can impact your workstation, your car seat, or how you work out or sit at home.

Although your awareness and commitment to maintaining proper posture are central to your health and your progress with posture therapy, adjusting the way you sit, stand, or engage in your fitness routine can support your posture in all aspects of your life.

Why Choose ProFysio Physical Therapy for Posture Therapy in Monmouth and Middlesex Counties

Posture therapy is safer and more effective when you see a physical therapist. You receive appropriate education and demonstration for the exercises you can do at home. At ProFysio Physical Therapy, we are committed to tailoring treatment plans to your specific needs. We offer close supervision for all methods and exercises we recommend.

During your initial consultation in person or via telehealth, our team members conduct a careful assessment of your medical history, any current symptoms, and what goals you are hoping to achieve. We also perform a thorough physical examination to have all the necessary details before implementing your customized care plan. As your posture improve thanks to your appointments and at-home exercises, we can adjust your treatment plan accordingly.

Call ProFysio Physical Therapy today at (732) 812-5200 or fill out our online form to schedule a posture therapy appointment in Monmouth and Middlesex Counties!