Head Forward Posture

When the head comes forward, the muscles in the mid back and posterior neck are stretched tighter than they normally would be. Circulation is reduced to muscles when they are tight leading to a buildup of lactic acid and other metabolic waste products. This can cause irritation to the nerves in the area resulting in painful and tense muscles in the neck, shoulders and mid back as well as chronic tension headaches.

Athletic performance can be compromised by not only reduced range of motion from altered biomechanics but also up to a 30% loss in vital capacity in the lungs. In the world of sports, these changes are unacceptable to a competitive athlete.

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