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4 Tips for Addressing Pandemic Posture

person working at their laptop at a deskThe pandemic has upended life as we know it, and one of the many things that have changed is how we work. More people than ever have been working at home. Whether they’re couch slouching over their laptop or sitting cross-legged during a closet conference call, many people perform their jobs from ergonomically problematic workstations.

“The entire nation is slouching. The complications of poor posture include back pain, spinal dysfunction, joint degeneration, rounded shoulders and a potbelly,” said Dr Fisher.

Here are some tips for improving your posture:

  • Exercise and stretch regularly
    Prolonged sitting is bad for posture. We recommend a 10-minute break for every hour you spend sitting. If you work from home take a few laps around your house or walk up and down the stairs a few times. We also encourage you to perform some gentle stretches that we can show you.
  • Purchase ergonomically friendly furniture
    A good office chair can help you maintain a neutral posture, which means sitting with your feet flat on the floor, your knees slightly higher than your hips, and your hips, shoulders, and ears all aligned. An adjustable standing desk is also beneficial, as you can alternate between sitting and standing throughout the day.
  • Pay attention to how your body feels
    Back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain. These are all too common for those working from home. By following tips #1 and #2 and getting regular chiropractic care, you may have less pain and greater range of motion.
  • Book a postural assessment at Genesis Chiropractic
    Each new patient receives comprehensive testing, including posture screening to locate imbalances that indicate biomechanical changes. We search for the problems at the root of poor posture, and analyze spinal curvatures, movement and alignment. If Dr Fisher determines you can benefit from posture rehab, he will craft a customized plan that uses the most researched spinal posture rehab approaches.

You don’t have to suffer from pandemic posture. Contact our practice today to schedule an appointment!


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