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Alix’s Tips for Maintaining Posture Alignment

posture alignment Oct 04, 2016

Alix’s Tips for Maintaining Posture Alignment

As a physical therapist, two of the most common questions I get are: “How did I get like this?” and “Why am I not getting better faster?” 

My answer to both involves some series of questions about posture outside of the PT clinic and a gentle reminder that coming 1-3x/week for an hour session is only 1-3 hours of a 168-hour week.  While coming to PT consistently, making sure one’s body is aligned with myofascial release or some other manual technique, and stabilizing said alignment is immensely important, what’s even more important is what the patient does outside of the clinic.  If a patient leaves “aligned”, but then sits with legs crossed, carries that insanely heavy bottomless bag, slouches while driving or sitting at work, etc, etc… guess what… alignment kind of goes out the window.  Fortunately, there are some little things we can do...

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