Some great tips to improve your workplace posture. Thanks to Chemist Warehouse for featuring this article in their “House of Wellness” magazine. Great publication.
What is facet mediated pain? It is commonly referred to as a facet syndrome, capsulitis or synovitis. Chiropractors often use the term “Facet joint dysfunction”. It can affect the joints of the low back, neck or middle back. It is characterised by a sharp pain that is aggravated by movements such as leaning backwards, twisting or turning. Many painful back or neck conditions (like whiplash or wry neck) have some type of facet joint injury
This is a brilliant (and very difficult) postural exercise. It targets and engages all of our core muscles and shoulder stabilisers, and is an excellent aid in improving our middle back extension and shoulder mobility. Done in conjunction with “floor angels” and foam roller extension, this is one of the best exercises to counteract poor posture through device (laptop, computer and phone) use. Just start slow, and do a little every day to slowly improve
Here’s a short video blog about the best method to Squat, Lunge and Deadlift. These tend to be excellent exercises if done properly. Sadly, most people lose form, and therefore are much more likely to injure themselves.
We often see patients suffering from shoulder pain and tightness. Here are some great stretches to get some flexibility through your rotator cuff, so come on, get stretching! Check them out below:
Here are some excellent exercises to improve your mid back flexibility, and help improve your posture significantly. Progression 1: Progression 2:
Here is another great video clip on how to stretch your neck out and keep yourself mobile, and not falling into the trap of staring at your phone or monitor for extended periods of time. These exercises can help to make you more aware of your posture, and have a positive effect on flexibility, helping to improve your posture and decrease the likelihood of neck pain and tension. As always, please give us a shout
Here is an important series of stretches which will help improve your posture and flexibility immeasurably. It is vital to help unload you from the strain of PC work and forward shoulder and head posture, and this will help ease the burden.
Here’s a great resource on stretching your legs and thighs, which can help improve your posture, sports performance, reduce injuries and even improve your strength.
Its time to stretch your back and pelvis. Do it at gym, at your desk, even in bed, just do it.