FORWARD HEAD SYNDROME
How do so many people end up like this? There are many factors that contribute to this, but at the end of the day it’s summed up as “weak” posterior chain muscles.
Desk jobs, working on computers all day, texting, factory jobs where you are always looking down on a conveyer belt, lack of good posture when standing and walking, carrying heavy backpacks everyday, and so many other repetitive movements lead to this.
How to avoid this common appearance…AWARENESS! Practice good posture when doing all the above movements. We all have to go to school and to work. Pick those heads up,retract the shoulder blades, pull the chin in and slightly down, navel pulled back towards your spine, carrying your weight over the heels. Try it! If this feels awkward or is difficult to do…you are headed for trouble. FOUNDATION TRAINING will teach you proper movement patters.
I am working with a gentleman right now with this issue. His head is so far forward he can not get his torso over his hips! Imagine having 30 extra pounds protruding from your neck over your toes! This is a recipe for disaster!
Look at your child with his backpack on and see what he looks like. Look at your co workers today and notice how the sit in their chair at the computer.
When you are at the grocery store today waiting in line notice all the people texting…what do their bodies look like? If you are a busy surgeon, what does your neck and shoulders feel like after a long case?
Good Posture is your ticket to a healthy body and overall better health as the years go by! PRACTICE FOUNDATION TRAINING!