Postural Alignment Is Essential

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Posture is a major factor related to RSI.

Naturally aligned posture allows the body to work with gravity, not against it.

Even a minor deviation from postural alignment puts strain on the body.

One of the most common types of poor posture is slouching - prevalent in office settings where hunching over desks is the norm.

Non-aligned posture can either be habitual or required.

Habitual Posture

If a postural position becomes habitual, changes occur in the connective tissue.  The tissue responds to the strain on the body and as it does, it tightens around nerves, blood vessels and muscles.

Slouching shifts head forward.

In the Head Forward posture, common in slouching, the head is held in front of the vertical body line and the shoulders are rounded.

Upper back and neck pain and discomfort are felt as the muscles work harder against gravity to support the added weight of the head.

Slouching forward also compresses the chest area.  This can significantly affect the quality of breathing and the body's oxygen level.


Required Posture

Certain jobs require non-aligned posture such as:

  • Reaching
  • Awkwardness
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.

These postures create stress in the body.

Stress causes reactions in the connective tissue which result in pain and discomfort.

Structural Alignment is Crucial

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