Is Immobility Causing Your Back Pain???

There are a lot of articles out there about back pain, many which talk about sitting or standing too long with poor posture.

While posture certainly can be a factor in the equation, there is another key to reducing stress and pain to your back – MOVEMENT!

We have become increasingly immobile, spending extended periods of time sitting in our cars, at our computers or on our couches.

Recent studies have shown that lack of mobility may be one of the biggest reasons people experience back pain. I hear from patients all the time that they sit all day at a desk and often forget to get up.

There are many movement activities which can easily be done at your desk –try body weight squats or just sitting and standing from your chair several times, marching in place, lean over and touch your toes, reach overhead and try some simple short dynamic stretches.

Incorporating simple, short bouts of functional movement throughout your day will decrease the stress to your back.

If you are dealing with back pain and would like to speak with a physical therapy specialist about your back pain call AID Performance Physical Therapy at 703-723-6758.

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Susie Hansen, PTA

PTA at AID Performance Physical Therapy
Susie was born and raised in Boise, Idaho and graduated from University of Idaho with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology/Business. Post-graduation she has had several career opportunities including managing a large retail business, corporate representative for Boeing Aerospace and personal trainer/group fitness instructor. Susie is married and has twin boys who attend college in Virginia.

Susie decided to take on a new career in physical therapy because she has always been active and has been a patient herself. She understands how important it is to be able to return to activity as soon as possible. During her time as a Physical Therapist Assistant she has worked with athletes who are trying to get back to their sport as well as recreational athletes who are trying to return to activities they enjoy. Susie is passionate about educating and empowering her patients so they can get back to and continue doing what they enjoy.

When Susie is not working she enjoys lifting weights, swinging kettlebells and doing HIIT as well as she likes to play golf and travel.
Susie Hansen, PTA

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