Posts Tagged "Upper Crossed Syndrome"

Quick Tip: Do your pecs need some Deskinetics?

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do your pecs need some Deskinetics?

Do you work at a desk? Chances are you experience regular soreness or pain in the neck and upper back. And after a day spent at your computer, it’s likely your pecs are short and tight, too! Though it sometimes seems counter-intuitive, lengthening the pecs can go a long way towards reducing your neck and back pain — and ultimately improving your posture overall. This week’s Deskinetics Quick Tip is an excellent stretch to target those pecs during a break from your desk or really any time. And since we know everyone is busy these days, we like that it doesn’t require...

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Quick Tip: Want some new tools for the new year?

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Bodywork Techniques, Discounts, Health and Wellness, Psoas Deskinetics, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want some new tools for the new year?

Looking for ways to ease pain and stay productive in the new year? Check out the classic Psoas Deskinetics Artisan stretch below to care for those forearms. And keep reading to learn about the new year’s intentions we’ve set at the clinic — all geared to support your goals as we move into 2018. We’re always looking to expand the impact of our bodywork, and we’re particularly excited to share what we’re developing now for this new year. Here’s a peek at what’s new, and what’s to come: New pathways for new clients. Let us know if your...

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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: 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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