Today I want to share something very helpful that will help correct forward head posture. Forward head posture is when a person isn’t pushing their whole body forward but they hold their head past the midline of their body.
Every inch your head goes forward, there is a tremendous amount of tension added to the upper part of your neck.
A problem with the upper part of the neck can lead to all sorts of different issues.
Forward head posture may cause:
- Neck pain
- Constant tension
Compression injuries to a person’s head, such as falling on your head or having something fall on your head, can cause forward head posture.
Tailbone injuries and whiplash injuries can also cause forward head posture. Even sitting behind a desk at a computer for long periods can lead to this issue.
How to fix forward head posture:
1. The Jefferson curl
- Step 1. Curl your head forward as much as possible
- Step 2. Curl your mid-back forward and start to touch your toes, bending your lower back
- Step 3. Over time, hold weights to help increase the flexibility and strength of your spine
2. Use a cervical traction device
- Use this device about a half hour before bed for 5 to 10 minutes
3. Do neck strengthening exercises
- Get on all fours and do extension-type exercises
- Get on your back and do flexion-type exercises
Thanks for reading! I hope this helps explain how to correct forward head posture. I’ll see you in the next video.