2Dec, 2015

Reach Behind Back Shoulder Stretch

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Who should do the Reach Behind Back Shoulder Stretch? Anyone who sits at a desk all day texts or plays on a phone a lot carries children thinks they have bad posture How to do the Reach Behind Back Shoulder Stretch Reach one arm overhead and bend your elbow, attempting to place your hand against your spine. Bend the elbow of the other arm and reach toward your first hand, attempting to touch your fingers together. Don’t worry if they don’t reach! The stretch is still helpful. Why do the Reach Behind Back Shoulder […]
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2Dec, 2015

Walk Up the Wall Shoulder Stretch

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Who should do the Walk Up the Wall Shoulder Stretch? People with decreased range of motion of the shoulder How to do the Walk Up the Wall Shoulder Stretch Stand perpendicular to the wall with your hand flat on the wall. Walk your hand up the wall and step closer to the wall as you go higher. Go as high as you can to stretch your shoulder muscles. Keep your shoulder down and stay relaxed in your neck and shoulders. Aim for your arm to be straight in the air. Why do the […]
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21Oct, 2015

Shoulder Stretches for Injury Prevention

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Do you ever notice yourself spending hours sitting slouched over in a chair watching tv or typing on a computer? Maybe you even stick your neck forward to try to see the screen better. Most people would say they spend a good portion of their day in this posture. Eating, driving, typing and lounging all reinforce bad posture habits that can lead to a painful back, neck and shoulders. This blog will focus on shoulder stiffness and pain. Loosening up your shoulders is an important part of keeping you active, […]
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19Oct, 2015

Is how you sit in your car causing your neck and back pain?

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Is how you sit is your car causing your neck and back pain? Car ergonomics Whether it is for work, carpool, running errands, or travelling, many of us spend hours in the car. Poor positioning in the car can attribute to neck and back pain. Here is how to sit properly in your car. Start with your seat in the wrong position: -Put the steering wheel fully up and forward -Seat height at its lowest -Seat cushion tilted so that the front edge is at its lowest -Lean the back […]
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