Psoas Deskinetics

Quick Tip: Ready for some Deskinetics with resistance?

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018 in Exercises, Psoas Deskinetics, Stretches

Quick Tip: Ready for some Deskinetics with resistance?

Did you catch our last Deskinetics Quick Tip, the Bruegger’s Stretch? If you’re a desk worker with some significant hunching patterns — (inwardly rotated shoulders, forward head, upper back flexion) — this active stretch can be pretty challenging at first. But if you’ve been doing it consistently, you may notice it’s getting easier and your body is feeling more stable. If you’re ready to take it to the next level, we recommend this week’s Quick Tip: the Bruegger’s Stretch with a resistance band. The extra challenge of the resistance can...

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Quick Tip: Do you need some Deskinetics for your posture?

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in Exercises, Psoas Deskinetics

Quick Tip: Do you need some Deskinetics for your posture?

Has working at a desk affected your posture? Even with the most ergonomic set-up at your computer, you may notice that lots of desk work has left your shoulders curling forward. This pattern often shows up when the muscles in the chest get short and strong, while the muscles of the upper back go underused. Over time, this can cause pain in the upper back, lower back, and repetitive strain down into the arms; it can even affect your skeletal structure! So to work towards a more upright posture, it’s important to address both the front and back body. Massage can help loosen those short...

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Quick Tip: Do you need a quick version of forearm Deskinetics?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Psoas Deskinetics, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you need a quick version of forearm Deskinetics?

We know it can be hard to make time to stretch during the day. But if you’re doing a lot of computer work, your forearms are likely calling out for attention. Our Psoas Deskinetics program includes a number of different forearm stretches — including the awesome AIS stretches for the forearm extensors and flexors. Some days, though, you might want a quicker way to give your forearms a break from typing. This week’s Deskinetics Quick Tip — the Artisan Stretch — is a great option. It covers all the bases — allowing you to target both forearms at once, front...

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Quick Tip: Want some new tools for the new year?

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Bodywork Techniques, Discounts, Health and Wellness, Psoas Deskinetics, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want some new tools for the new year?

Looking for ways to ease pain and stay productive in the new year? Check out the classic Psoas Deskinetics Artisan stretch below to care for those forearms. And keep reading to learn about the new year’s intentions we’ve set at the clinic — all geared to support your goals as we move into 2018. We’re always looking to expand the impact of our bodywork, and we’re particularly excited to share what we’re developing now for this new year. Here’s a peek at what’s new, and what’s to come: New pathways for new clients. Let us know if your...

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Quick Tip: Want more complete forearm Deskinetics?

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Exercises, Psoas Deskinetics, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want more complete forearm Deskinetics?

Are your forearms feeling sore and overworked from long days of typing at your desk? Or maybe you’re feeling a twinge after too much texting, building, pastry-making, or present-wrapping? If so, it’s time to show your forearms some attention. We love the AIS Forearm Flexor Stretch — which appeared in a past Deskinetics blog post — but this week we want you to try the AIS Forearm Extensor Stretch. A lot of our clients need bodywork to smooth out the superficial fascia around the forearm’s extensors. Whether you’re feeling discomfort precisely in this area...

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Quick Tip: Is your platysma ready for Deskinetics?

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Anatomy Lessons, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Psoas Deskinetics, Stretches

Quick Tip: Is your platysma ready for Deskinetics?

If you’re working at a desk, chances are your platysma could use some stretching. But do you know where to find it? For this week’s Quick Tip, start by checking out a platysma anatomy lesson from Psoas clinical director Scott Schwartz. Once you’re clear on the function of this sheath-like muscle and why it can get so stuck for desk workers, go ahead and try out the AIS platysma stretch. Regularly working this thin tissue that covers the chest, neck, and lower face can go a long way towards correcting forward-bending posture. Even if you don’t have any neck or back...

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