Posts Tagged "deskworker"

Quick Tip: How does your neck feel today?

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in Exercises, Stretches

Quick Tip: How does your neck feel today?

We get calls everyday from clients struggling with discomfort in the neck. But there’s so much we can do to prevent and ease the neck pain many of us deal with! We can set up our desks ergonomically, use maintenance massage to keep our muscular tissue healthy, and stretch regularly. Still, it can feel pretty overwhelming to wade through all the neck stretches out there and find the right ones. That’s why we’re bringing you a video today that combines some of our favorites. This all-in-one Super AIS Neck Stretch Series targets the muscles of the neck from every side. It uses...

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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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Upper Crossed Syndrome

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Psoas Deskinetics

Upper Crossed Syndrome is very common in desk users. It results from the repetitive nature of sitting at a desk day after day. Symptoms tend to increase with years of desk work and results in pain in the hands, arms, shoulders neck and back. When severe, it could also increase the likelihood of, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, loss of strength in hands, numbness, tingling and other nerve impingement issues. In brief, Upper Crossed Syndrome is a tightening of the muscles of your upper chest and anterior (front) neck and a weakening of the muscles in your upper back and posterior (rear) neck. It...

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Upper Crossed Syndrome Recap

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Upper Crossed Syndrome Recap

After that whole month of tips to help combat Upper Crossed Syndrome, we’re moving onto other areas of focus. But, as you have probably already realized, reversing the effects of forward-leaning is an ongoing practice, especially when you continue to work at a desk, ride your bike, or walk while looking down at your phone! We want to make it easy for you to keep accessing these  exercises, stretches, and tips, so we’ve put together a Youtube playlist with all of the videos from the last month for you to bookmark and visit  as often as you need.   Over the course of the playlist...

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Quick Tip: Outsmart your slouching habit

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Outsmart your slouching habit

A lot of people make the mistake of trying to correct their posture with too much force or violence. When you try to correct your posture by jerking your shoulders back, you can sometimes overdo it and create new problems in the body. In this week’s Quick Tip, the last one of Upper Crossed Month, Psoas therapist Esther Bramlett offers up an extremely gentle way for you to maintain healthy posture while sitting in front of the computer without any harmful over-compensation. Esther sees a lot of clients who come in with neck and back pain from working at a desk for long hours. If that...

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