Stop the Pain From Sitting Wrong!
Are Sitting Mistakes Causing You Pain?
• Don’t sit more than 50 minutes at a time without either getting up for a few minutes or stretching in place.
Here are some easy “Stay Fit While You Sit” stretches that only take about 10 minutes to perform while at your desk.
• If you sit a lot at home, evaluate your furniture and desk for appropriate ergonomic features. While many companies offer ergonomic evaluations for their employees on the job, we may forget to apply those same principles at home. When you become a patient we can provide information on how to get this accomplished. Simply ask us!
•, Unlike aerobic exercise, stretching can be done in short bursts and still be effective. Taking 2 – 3 minutes to perform some stretches several times per day is as effective as doing 15 – 20 minutes all at once. And we can all carve out 2-3 minutes!
• When you get into your car next ensure that your headrest hits the back of your head squarely. Should you have to stop short, a properly positioned headrest can prevent or at least greatly reduce whiplash.
I hope you find these tips helpful. It is true that taking a few minutes out of your day in order to give your body a break from sitting is not difficult and yet very effective. By the way, if you haven’t taken advantage of our Fitness Programs, it’s a great way to get yourself on the road towards restoring physical fitness, a critical facet of longevity and prevention of chronic disease. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Do you need help with your health?
We have the tools to discover why you may be having trouble with a weakened immune system. It’s not difficult as long as you’re ready to make some dietary and lifestyle changes. If that sounds daunting, don’t worry. We will hold your hand through the changes and make each step of change an easy one.
Dr. Rupa Chakravarty DPT, OCS
Director of Physical Therapy at Root Cause Medical
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Orthopedic Certified Specialist
Dr. Chakravarty has numerous certifications for different techniques in Physical Therapy practice. She employs an extensive array of manual as well as exercise techniques to manage her patients’ symptoms during their course of therapy.