Avenue Clinic

Avenue Clinic

Have You Heard Sitting is The New Smoking!

Okay so I will show you a picture – take a deep breath and decide is this you?

 

Well, is it?

If it is – as my dearly departed grandfather used to say “You sit like a sack of potatoes.”

At this point, you may raise your eyebrows and think ‘I didn’t know that potatoes had a sitting posture?’ But in all seriousness, your spine in this position is under a lot of  strain and the supporting structures are reluctantly having to do more, or indeed less than they are designed to do.

Long periods of sitting poorly at work, on devices; laptops, computers, phones etc will ultimately lead to misery at some point.

Other influential factors may include:-

  • Poor ergonomic setup
  • A Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Poor Core Stability
  • Long periods cycling
  • Muscle imbalances – Please see ‘upper cross syndrome’ or ‘lower cross syndrome’
  • Decreased fitness, fatigue or de-conditioning post injury.

Now for Question 2
Are you experiencing Neck pain, Lower back pain, Shoulder pain, Tingling or Headaches?

If yes….

Question 3 is …What are you going to do about it?

Physiotherapists at the Avenue Clinic are keen to safeguard your well-being and can offer:

  • Postural re-education
  • Individualised exercise prescription to improve strength, posture and flexibility
  • Clinical Massage
  • Joint mobilisations
  • Electrotherapy
  • Onward referral to other health care services
  • Activity modification advice
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Ergonomic desk set-up
  • Ergonomic mobile/device advice

So the last Question for you… Do you want to go from this to this??

forward-head-posture-2

Call Avenue Clinic and make an appointment.

Thanks for dropping by.

 

References

http://www.massaveda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/uppercross.jpg

http://www.spinalsolutions.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/forward-head-posture-2.jpg

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=upper+cross+syndrome&client=safari&hl=en-gb&prmd=ivsn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj8i_OdgKjMAhXLAMAKHVLRAaoQ_AUIBygB&biw=568&bih=232#imgrc=qKmJ2wBo7fDN6M%3A

1559578

"Claire took the time to listen to the issues that I was experiencing, explained the intolerance results and what these meant to me and my diet. We worked together to put a plan in place to improve things and that is exactly what happened."

Mr S (for Shane Clarke )

From the blog...

Skiing/Snowboarding injuries and prevention

Thousands of skiers and snowboards enjoy the snow-sports every year; of these very few prepare for the physical demand these sports place on the body. We take a look at common injuries, their causes and prevention. Free Downloadable skiing/snowboarding preparation programme.

Read More

Diabetic Foot Checks by Podiatrist, Andrew Shilling

Our Podiatrist, Andrew Shilling, carries out diabetic foot checks. Here’s an explanation why these are important and what you can expect. “People with diabetes have a much greater risk of developing problems with their feet, due to the damage raised blood sugars can cause to sensation and circulation. So make sure you get a quality foot […]

Read More

How to help your child use more words and sentences

As a Speech and Language Therapist we see lots of children who are understanding what is being said to them, but are not yet using many words. Here are a few ideas to encourage children to begin using spoken words and phrases. How can I help my child to use words? Get face to face […]

Read More

Supporting Attention and Listening Skills in Young Children

What is attention and listening? Attention and listening is being able to listen and focus on specific tasks or sounds. It can be a tricky skill for young children to learn, but underpins so much of their learning. Good attention and listening skills help with: Social skills Understanding language Following instructions Learning to communicate Speech […]

Read More
›› Book Online