Desk Exercises - Rounded Shoulders
Extended sitting can cause back and shoulder pain. This easy exercise will help to improve your posture and relieve tense neck muscles.
Exercise step by step
Objective: Mobilisation of the upper spine to reduce pain from tense shoulders and neck.
Starting Position: Sit on a chair with your arms crossed in front of your chest and your back pressed slightly against the backrest.
Movement: Turn your upper torso and head to the left and hold this position for 10 seconds. Then do the same to the right.
Repeat this exercise 3 times.
Before you begin any of these exercise routines, be sure to check with your doctor. Once you have your doctor’s approval, begin exercising slowly and stop if you feel any pain or discomfort. Make sure to rest if you feel you are overexerting yourself.
Please note that none of the above given tips or recommendations substitute medical advice. Important: consult a health professional in case of an injury or if you suspect overuse of joints or a medical condition such as a fracture. A physician should be consulted in those acute cases when the condition is accompanied by reddening, swelling or hyperthermia of joints, ongoing joint trouble or severe pain and/or are associated with neurological symptoms (e.g. numbness, tingling, loss of motion).
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