Consultations for Workstation Setup & Posture
Your body adapts to whatever positions and movements you put it through on a daily basis. When poor movement patterns are ingrained, not only will the risk of injury significantly increase, but you will continue to reinforce those faulty biomechanics.
So whether you sit at a desk with forward rolled shoulders, you’re a cyclist hunched over the road, or you are performing surgery on a daily schedule, you may soon find it difficult to brace your spine and stabilize your shoulders under weights. That forward flexed posture is devastating to the thoracic spine, scapula, and ribs and chest muscles.
Even if you have daily habits and a workstation that allow you to stand, you may still default into precarious postures. Yes, standing can be better than sitting since your hips are not constantly flexed and your leg muscles are activated. But it is not the complete antidote. The problems of poor posture and movement patterns can be treated using mobilization techniques, but if or when your return to those poor postures, symptoms will return. The key is to correct those poor positions and perform maintenance on the hot spots.
Dr. Fidler will work with you on postural awareness by providing easy-to-remember verbal cues to avoid faulty postures. He will also help you adapt to a healthier workstation, which will influence better biomechanics with regards to your profession. If necessary, he can even provide a letter of medical necessity to employers for this purpose.