You sit too much at work
“People are less active today due to technology and better mass transportation. Sedentary jobs have increased 83 percent since 1950 and physically active jobs now make up less than 20 percent of our workforce. Plus our average workweek is longer—about 47 hours working each week—and all this sitting takes a toll. When I see the trifecta of back pain, neck pain, and repetitive strain injuries, I know you are sitting too long at work and not taking breaks.” —Joe Tatta, DPT, CCN, author of Heal Your Pain Now
Here’s how to recover from sitting at your desk all day long.
You have a drinking problem
“Typically a patient’s posture and soft tissue or muscle restrictions can reveal stress or fatigue, like from a hangover. Additionally, because I see them so frequently, I can notice any other signs of disturbance in their daily function. I never judge though and try to build a level of trust with my patients that not only allows me to use my hands to treat them, but makes them feel comfortable enough to open up to me about whatever may be impacting their physical health.” —Matt Rector, PT, DPT, physical therapist at H&D Physical Therapy in Manhattan