Posts Tagged "desk worker"

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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Quick Tip: Want some Deskinetics for the suboccipitals?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Psoas Deskinetics, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want some Deskinetics for the suboccipitals?

Did you catch our anatomy lesson on the suboccipital muscles last week? In this week's Deskinetics Quick Tip, Scott Schwartz demonstrates an active isolated stretch for those small muscles at the base of the skull. This is especially important for us desk workers. Many of us spend a lot of time with our heads tipped downwards, causing the suboccipitals to fire all day. This stretch can help bring our heads into healthier alignment with our necks — easing neck and back pain, and preventing further dysfunction. It can also be really helpful for folks with tension headaches. Try it...

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Quick Tip: What do you know about your suboccipitals?

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Anatomy Lessons, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: What do you know about your suboccipitals?

Pretty much everyone on our clinical team is an anatomy nerd. When we hang out in the Psoas break room, we often find ourselves in the middle of an impromptu anatomy lesson — it's pretty great! But since we don't want to keep all the fun to ourselves, we're going to start bringing the anatomy lessons to you from time to time. This week, check out a quick lesson from Scott Schwartz on the suboccipitals. The suboccipitals are a group of muscles at the base of your skull, partly responsible for the head's ability to move on the neck. Suboccipitals tend to be way overworked...

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