Better posture at work

Work posture is a huge contributor to modern aches and pains.  Most people spend too much time sitting hunched in front of computers, tablets and mobile screens.  Definitely not ideal for maintaining a good healthy spine.  Very often this causes anterior head carriage (AHC) , tight upper neck muscles, tight chest muscles, and weak mid-back muscles. Symptomatically this contributes to headaches, neck stiffness, shoulder pain and mid-back pain.

A patient recently brought a wearable technology to my attention called Lumo Lift.  Check it out.  It’s a device that attaches to the front of your shirt to monitor your shoulder position.  It hooks up wirelessly to your smart phone and will vibrate to make you aware when you have let your shoulders hunch forward. It could be an interesting way for people to raise awareness about their hunched posture and possibly get themselves sitting better.

Dr. K.

 

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