These days, more people find it necessary to seek physical therapy and ergonomic education due to increasing use of advanced technology including mobile phones, tablets/iPads, laptops, etc.
Conditions such as neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, numbness/tingling in arms, elbow/wrist/hand pain can often be caused by poor posture and ergonomics during texting, computer work, and general use of small or medium sized computer devices. People tend to get into a “head forward, rounded shouldered, hunched back position.” This position, if sustained, can lead to increased stress on the musculature of the neck/back, and increased leverage on the cervical/thoracic/lumbar spine with ultimate long term negative side affects. If not treated to gain muscle balance (strengthening and stretching) and educated in correct ergonomics for long term benefit, chronic pain situations can occur.
At Progression Physical Therapy we specialize in postural education, manual therapy to address adaptive muscle tightening and targeted muscular strengthening that will help to maintain upright posture and pain free necks/backs, arms/hands/wrists throughout the day.