Classroom Sitting Posture for a Healthy Back | Kansas City Back Specialists

01 May 2020Chiropractic, Lifestyle

classroom sitting posture

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.

  1. Anterior Head Carriage (neck/cervical spine jutted out) 
  2. Hunched over mid back (thoracic spine)
  3. 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.  

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