Any chance you’ve been looking down at your cell phone or computer for extended periods of time?
Have you been sitting in a slouched or relaxed position, steering at a computer or screen for hours?
Well, then, say “hello” to forward head posture!
- The average adult sits for 6.5 hours per day
- People check their phone on average 58 times per day
Table Of Contents
- What is Forward Head Posture
- Consequences of Forward Head Posture
- Exercises to help Forward Head Posture
What is Forward Head Posture
Forward head posture (FHP) is a poor habitual neck posture that leads to
muscle imbalance, joint dysfunction, and altered movement patterns; all of which can open the door to pain.
Ask yourself whether you’ve experienced any of the following lately:
- Neck discomfort
- Muscle tension in the neck and shoulders
- Discomfort in the mid back
- Chest pain
- Pain, pins & needles, and numbness in the arms and hands
The consequences associated with Forward Head Posture (FHP) include:
- Compression of the loading on tissues in the cervical spine, especially the facet joints ( the connections between the bones of the spine) and ligaments.
- Weakening of respiratory muscles
- Impaired balance
- Increased stress on the shoulders
Once you’ve done a self-assessment of your daily habits you realize the importance of activating Postural practices that will set you on a path of productive and positive postural alignment. To counteract the negative effects of poor daily anatomical habits, the following Postural Tools and Exercises are instrumental: