Posts Tagged "upper back pain"

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 some travel stretches?

Posted by on Dec 27, 2017 in Exercises, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Do you need some travel stretches?

Have you been too busy with family to stay consistent with your movement routine? Or have you found yourself cooped up for hours in a plane or car? Either way, you’re probably feeling it in your body — whether it’s crunching in the shoulders, compression in the low back, or swelling in the ankles. If that sounds familiar, take a look at this week’s quick tip for some easy stretches to bring on the road with you this holiday season. You can do this routine almost anywhere to check-in with your overall alignment and loosen-up common areas of tension. Try it out, and let...

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Quick Tip: Ready for another doorway stretch?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Ready for another doorway stretch?

Did you catch last week's tip for the lats and internal shoulder rotation? This week we're sharing another active isolated stretch that uses the good ol' doorway as a prop. It targets the pecs, and is great for drivers, desk workers, parents picking up heavy toddlers…and the list goes on. Stretching the pecs is one integral way to address the aches, pains, and serious issues that can arise from our forward-bending tendencies. The bonus with this active isolated stretch is that it both stretches the tight pecs and engages the typically weaker upper back muscles. Try it out...

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Quick Tip: Want to try something new for your upper back pain?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want to try something new for your upper back pain?

If you’re hunched over the computer all day, you’re probably always looking for new ways to manage and relieve your neck and upper back pain. In this week’s Quick Tip, Jenny Lightstone shares a great tool for you to add to your repertoire. Spend some time each day on your foam roller focusing on opening up your chest, and see how it affects your posture and level of pain. Let us know what you think!

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