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Tips for proper posture

If you have a desk job then there is a good chance that you have experienced back pain from sitting all day.  We’ve all been told that we need to have good posture, but who actually knows what that looks like?  Well, our physical therapists do!  Here are some tips to help you maintain good posture throughout the day at your job:

Our spine is naturally curved in multiple places.  When we sit all day we often wind up just having one large hunch as we lean over our desk or into the computer.  To help maintain those curves here are a few tips:

  • Sit at the edge of your chair with your knees lower than your hips
  • Use a towel roll behind your lower back and scoot back in your chair.
  • Get up!  Don’t sit too long.  Take regular breaks to stand and walk.