Do You Find It Difficult To Sit Up?

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Written by: Sasha Guay, Registered Physiotherapist, MSc(PT)

Do you find it uncomfortable or difficult to sit up? 🧐

There’s a good chance that your head sneaks forward because muscles deep in the front of your neck have poor endurance, or strength to keep your head up/chin tucked for prolonged periods of time throughout the day.

Try this test: the deep cervical flexor endurance test. See where you sit against the normative values.

Let us know what you think!

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Sasha Guay, MSc(PT)
Registered Physiotherapist

Sasha joined the GRSM team in May 2019. She completed her Sports Physiotherapy Fellowship at the University of Guelph, following her Masters in Physiotherapy at Queen’s. She is in the process of completing her manual therapy levels and is looking forward to obtaining her acupuncture certification. She is passionate about working with athletes and has enjoyed working with a Minor Midget AAA hockey team, varsity lacrosse at the University of Guelph and Western, as well as rugby clubs at International events. She’s excited to work in the GRSM atmosphere, as she comes from a background of sport herself. She played varsity rugby at the University of Western Ontario while completing her undergrad in Kinesiology. She has competed in a variety of other sports, such as hockey, soccer and field hockey. Passions outside of physiotherapy include hiking, spending time with her friends, family and dog, cooking and interval training.

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