Be smart about your smartphone

Have you ever noticed that your neck gets cranky after an extended Angry Birds binge? Or your thumb starts to throb the day after sending 40 emails from your phone during a particularly boring meeting? With more people spending more time on their smartphones, stories of repetitive strain injuries like these are on the rise

Smartphone users should stretch and take frequent breaks. Improper use may result in a stiff neck, sore upper back, and tight arms. Here are some more smartphone ergonomic tips to avoid the pain:

–Bring the phone up to your line of sight to keep your head aligned with your spine.
–Use a wireless headset to prevent arm strain.
–Never hold the phone between your head and shoulder.

If you are experiencing any of these issues, mention it to your therapist at your next session.