Postural Dysfunction, AKA Text Neck

Postural dysfunction occurs when muscles in the neck and upper back tighten or weaken due to prolonged inadequate posture and/or a sedentary lifestyle. This dysfunction is known as shoulder or proximal crossed syndrome. Postural weakness and tightness occur in a diagonal pattern.

Tight muscles:

    • Upper trapezius
    • Levator scapulae
    • Pectoralis major
    • Sternocleidomastoid

Weak muscles:

    • Deep neck flexors
    • Serratus anterior
    • Rhomboids
    • Middle and lower trapezius

Poor posture can lead to dysfunction of the shoulder joint as well.

Meet Cat Taylor

Catherine “Cat” Taylor grew up locally in Arrington. She first became interested in physical therapy her sophomore year of high school after tearing her ACL. She dedicated her college path to being in physical therapy and found Elite the summer before her senior year of college to complete 350 hours of internship.

Cat attended Tennessee Tech for her first two years of college and played basketball for the university.

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