While working from home, or spending more time doing remote work and less time out and about/face to face with clients we are finding ourselves spending more time in front of the computer. That can hurt!
We’ll guide you through some stretches and range-of-motion exercises to keep you limber and feeling great.
Consider these exercises at the beginning of your workday, and periodically during the day as your tension and time dictate.
Remember: Go easy--the goal here is to touch the edges of our range of motion, not push past.
Remember: Breathe! The length of time to hold a stretch is ideally the span of about 3 deep breaths.
Modify as needed for your own body, pain levels, and history.
Head and neck circles
Looking over the opposite shoulder
Chicken wing arm circles
Spinal twists (gentle!)
Addressing Headaches and Neck Pain
Ergonomics--eyes land ⅓ way down computer screen
Pectoral stretch--doorway stretch
Shoulder and arm openers
Flexion and extension
Upper and mid-back openers
CAT COW FROM CHAIR
Low back and hip flexors
Crossing ankle over the opposite knee while sitting and leaning forward.
Drop one leg off to the side into a seated “lunge”
Questions? Call us! We’d love to see you in clinic for bodywork, assisted stretching, or any of our other services.