Posts Tagged "desk workers"

Quick Tip: Are your shoulders creeping up?

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are your shoulders creeping up?

Sometimes such simple movements can help us move and feel better. This week’s Quick Tip from the archive is one of those — a brief shoulder shrug exercise that can improve our alignment and reduce pain. And it’s so easy, you’ll be able to find time for it even at your busiest! For many of us, from desk workers to cyclists, our shoulders creep progressively upwards throughout the day. Over time, this pattern of raised shoulders can cause neck, shoulder and back discomfort — among other things. But practicing this simple shoulder shrug, along with some directed...

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Quick Tip: Do you know where your SCM is?

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Anatomy Lessons

Quick Tip: Do you know where your SCM is?

  We believe in helping you better understand the way your body works. With that in mind, we like to bring you an anatomy lesson from time to time! In this week’s Quick Tip, Scott Schwartz offers a quick introduction to the Sternocleidomastoid or SCM — an important muscle in the neck.  The SCM is integral to the work of turning your head from side to side, and can get really tight on desk workers or any of us who spend a lot of time looking at a computer or phone. Keep an eye out for a future quick tip on how to use self-massage techniques on the SCM, but for now, sit back and...

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Quick Tip: When was your last Deskinetics check-in?

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Psoas Deskinetics, Stretches

Quick Tip: When was your last Deskinetics check-in?

We're always excited about Deskinetics — a system to help combat the repetitive stress disorders so common for desk workers. (If you're new to the blog, check out past Deskinetics stretch + exercise videos like the Posterior Kinetic Chain Exercise and the AIS Pec Stretch.) But before we get moving at our desks, it's crucial to set up our workstations functionally. Check out this week's Quick Tip to make sure you have all your angles right. This can save you so much trouble later on! And as usual, if you're in pain from working at a desk, looking to consult, or want...

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Quick Tip: Explaining Upper Crossed Syndrome

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Bodywork Techniques, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Explaining Upper Crossed Syndrome

You’re reading this blog post while either sitting at a desk or looking down at your phone, right? How many hours a day do you find yourself sitting in this position — whether at work, or just dealing with personal stuff? If you’re spending lots of hours this way, you might notice your tendency to curl your shoulders in and lean forward. You might notice neck and back pain, or even headaches. If so, you might be a victim of Upper Crossed Syndrome. Don’t worry, though. February is Upper Crossed month and we’re going to dedicate the next several blog posts to...

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