You may think of sitting on the couch watching TV or slouching at your computer desk for endless
hours as inactivity but your body is still functioning actively. If your shoulders are rounded forward for hours at a time your body will adapt. The muscles in the front, specifically the chest become tight and begin to pull your shoulders forward. When your shoulders are constantly pulled forward, the
muscles in your upper-middle back become lengthened and weak.
IPA4U Improved Postural Alignment for you:
Assessment of chronic pain
Correction to prevent drastic intervention
Proprioception supplying the means (tools) in order to stimulate muscle activity
Posture the importance of alleviating and minimizing external forces by correcting posture.
Foot and Spine Corrector
Neck and Spine Corrector
DESKTOP TIDIER AND POSTURE AID
LADIES POSTURE BACKPACKS
How does Forward Head Posture develop?
Forward head posture can develop from a traumatic incident, such as a car accident, or a sever fall,
and/or from months to years of posture neglect caused by work environment, hobbies, daily habits
(eg, incorrect weight distribution) nutrition and even emotional stress. Whiplash, which is
experienced in most car accidents, accelerates the rate and development of forward head posture
due to rapid extention-flexion motion and damage to the ligaments and tendons of the cervical spine.
This damage and muscle splinting will rapidly develop into forward head carriage unless proper
care and treatment is rendered. Most individuals develop forward head posture over a period of
months, sometimes years. Individuals that work with computers or at a desk, carrying bags and
weight which is not correctly distributed around the body, are more prone to develop FHP.
It is extremely important to know that for every 1cm, that the head is off the centre point
of gravity, 2.5kg is pulling down the kinetic chain and the muscles have to work much harder
to counteract these external forces.
TAKE NOTE OF THE POSTURE OF WOMEN CARRYING THEIR BAGS ON ONE SHOULDER
WITH THE HEAD TILTED TO THE OTHER SIDE.