Sat at your desk working from home?
Suffering from upper back, neck or shoulder pain?
Posture is key! For every 2.5cm shift forward in head posture an increase of 4.5kg is put through the spine. This can cause muscles to become chronically tight over time, for example, pectorals (chest muscles) and upper trapezuis and levator scapula (neck/shoulder muscles) and inhibit the neck flexors, rhomboids and serratus anterior. This can lead to joint dysfunction of the cervical (upper) spine, scapula thoracic articulation and the glenohumeral joint (shoulder) due to loss of stability. Visible changes (as seen in the diagram above) will be increased lordosis (curvature), winging of the scapula, rounded shoulders, and a forward head position.
Ways of correcting-
Ensure your seating position is correct.
Spend time stretching/foam rolling the areas prone to tightening mentioned above.
Try not to spend too long sat in the same position, get up and move from time to time!
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