Spotlight on Seniors at Special Showcase
by Allison Ridgeway, Special to the Examiner
"Massage therapy student Peter Svoboda massages Shirley Hall's hand at the Peterborough Massage Therapy Clinic booth during the inaugural Seniors Showcase featuring 108 exhibitors, agencies, demonstrations and workshops on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre." Clifford Skarstedt/Peterborough Examiner/QMI AGENCY
Forward head posture is due to an anterior (forward) positioning of the cervical spine (neck). This posture problem is usually caused by activities we do throughout our day such as computer use and typing, reading, writing, sitting at a desk, cleaning...anything that has us leaning or curling our upper bodies forward. Although many of us are guilty of adopting this posture while engaged in the activities mentioned above, some of us also remain in this posture at rest. Either way, this habitual posture can contribute to, or cause, upper body and neck pain, neurological problems, spinal joint and disc problems and degeneration and more. The following video will show you some simple and but extremely effective exercises to help correct your forward head posture.
Jocelyn M. Van Ryn is a Registered Massage Therapist in Peterborough, Ontario and has owned and operated Peterborough Massage Therapy Clinic since 2012.