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Time to Rethink “Working From Home” with Movement Snacks

Keeping up with the demands of our profession requires the ability to learn and grow. Broadening and building are key. Our goal here at ProMet Physical Therapy, a professional physical therapy Center is to inspire our community and give them a glimpse of what we are working on internally. 

Rethink Business Concept

As clinicians, our highest priority is delivering high-quality care and by keeping up with innovations to our field, we can bring that to you.

Over the past few months, the clinic is filling up with individuals who have been working from home for the past several months and started to develop orthopedic issues. Anywhere from neck, shoulder, hip, knee, and back pain.

Your slouched posture is not the issue, it’s the fact that you’re there for 80% of your day. As long as you’re moving dynamically in and out of different postures. It’s okay to be slouched, it’s okay to be tall but being there for 30 minutes, 1 hour or 3 hours is not okay because posture is dynamic. Posture is ever-changing and we need to keep up with our body’s demand.  

When you’re working from home it’s super easy to grab a few snacks every hour to keep your brain stimulated and your needs met. However, let’s take this same concept and every time we want to reach for some nuts, let’s instead use movement as a way to stay mobile. 

The 5 Movement Snack Menu

1: Look left and right, up and down, and side bend ear to shoulder 10 times every hour.

2: Standing or half kneel rotation 

Standing or half kneel rotation

3: WALK with exaggerated arm movements, slow motion while keeping your eyes looking outside if possible or away from any screens. 

4: Stand up and touch toes, reach high up to the ceiling, rotate body left and right and side bend 10 times every hour

5: Wall supported reach: stand with heels hip-width apart, squeeze a pillow between knees, slight bend in the knee, lower back flat against the wall, the upper back can come off the wall, reach arms forward and hold that position for 4 breaths and repeat 4 sets.

Wall supported reach

Get more tips like this on our website at ProMet PT a professional physical therapy Center or come in to see our movement specialists here at ProMet Physical Therapy at the Atlas Mall location on Cooper Avenue, in Manhasset on Community Drive, or Kew Gardens on Metropolitan. Seeing an expert in the movement who can catch the subtleties of something we do every day is valued care that goes beyond words. This is a matter of bringing thoughts to action.

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