Posts Tagged "suboccipitals"

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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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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