Written by Demi Ljilja, Exercise Physiologist at Campbelltown. Article from March 2019
How Does Incorrect Breathing Contribute To The Neck Pain?
Incorrect breathing is not the primary or only cause of neck pain and bad posture. There are many more factors such as muscular imbalance, biomechanical alignment, muscular tightness, mobility and movement proficiency that account for and contribute to the pain to a greater extent. All these factors need to be addressed prior to primarily focusing on breathing. So what is the correct way to breathe at rest, during activity/ exercise?
The correct way is by using the diaphragm during inhalation and exhalation, called diaphragmic breathing.