Classroom Sitting Posture for a Healthy Back | Kansas City Back Specialists
01 May 2020 — Chiropractic, Lifestyle
At last, parents can rejoice! Kids are heading back to school! As your kids gear up for a new school year, or if you’re heading back yourself, we have put together some things to be mindful of when it comes to classroom sitting posture.
Our physical therapists and chiropractors at F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic believe a healthy back is key to preventing injury and pain. Keep reading to learn more about how to maintain proper spine alignment while at school.
3 classroom sitting posture concerns to watch for:
The following three points are the most common posture concerns that could lead to neck, mid-back, and low-back pain. We will highlight what to look for and provide you with an exercise that you can perform to minimize any discomfort that might arise.
- Anterior Head Carriage (neck/cervical spine jutted out)
- Hunched over mid back (thoracic spine)
- Rounding in the low back (lumbar spine
How to Correct:
Neck/Cervical: Neutral position of neck, chin slightly retracted
Mid back/thoracic: Sit up tall, chest proud, shoulder blades retracted
Low back/lumbar: Sit up tall, create natural curve(lordosis) in low back, practice deep belly breathing
Exercise for each area:
Neck/cervical: Chin retractions
Mid back/thoracic: Thoracic extension over foam roller
Lumbar spine: Press ups/standing extension
Learn more about classroom sitting posture with F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic
These are just three major points that we commonly see at F.I.T. If you have any further questions about classroom sitting posture or need to get in for further treatment, please do not hesitate and call one of our six locations! Many times, if these issues are not corrected, they can lead to much bigger problems.