Head forward posture (HFP), also known as tech neck or computer neck, has become an increasingly popular diagnosis among individuals in this technology-driven age.
Head forward posture refers to the posture where the head appears positioned in front of the body, rather than being over the shoulders.
HFP leads to persistent headaches, shoulder pain and dysfunction and pain in the neck and upper back.
It can result in a weakness of the muscles and joints in the front of the neck while the shoulder muscles become tight.
Tech neck is a progressively severe condition that results in a forward shift of the head which can lead to musculoskeletal, neural, and vascular system dysfunction.
Not only is your neck affected, your body’s centre of gravity changes which disrupts the body’s natural balance and in turn, increase your risk of injury.
If left untreated, head forward posture can turn into another condition known as tension neck syndrome.
At HALO Clinic we see clients who are having difficulty excelling or participating in their activities as a result of tech neck.
Now more than ever we need both intervention and prevention to deal with HFP and the long-term health challenges it represents.
Calgary residents who seek our care can expect a comprehensive approach that may include Chiropractic Manual Therapies, Active Release Therapy, Graston Therapy. We also utilize Massage Therapy, Exercise Prescription, and Exercise Prescription.
Head Forward Posture does not self-resolve. Contact us now and let our team at HALO clinic work with you to fix your neck and shoulder pain today and prevent future health challenges.