If you are working a desk job (or have a Netflix addiction....and tell me, who doesn't?) then chances are that your posture leaves a bit to be desired. You may have a forward-head position which has shortened some tissues and lengthened others within his neck and shoulders.
This gradual change in shape, occurs when tissues are subjected to a slow, continuous force. This can be from either compression, tension, or twisting and are usually cause by gravity or posture.
To start with, the change is temporary.
However, when the change occurs day after day after day then the change becomes potentially permanent.
And the more your body changes shape biomechanically, the more issues you may start to encounter.
But when people come in to see me they blame their bad posture for all sorts. But is bad posture really the problem? No. The problem is lack of movement.
There are ways around it though. Simply moving that little bit more during the day, standing up and having a walk around, changing positions, rolling your shoulders all help to prevent this change becoming permanent. Set a timer. Move every 20 minutes. Your body will thank you for it!