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Day 13: Scapula- Wall Push Up

By Brent Kruel | May 1, 2020
Scapula Wall Push Up

Today is exercise day. No easy day to finish out the week. We have been working on the sides of the neck and down to the shoulder this week, focusing on pulling those shoulders back to decrease risk for compression injury and to help fight postural alteration. The next thing to do is to exercise …

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Day 12: Shoulder-Pendulum Swing

By Brent Kruel | April 30, 2020

Today we introduce a mobilization for the shoulder. This one doesn’t seem to impressive. Most of us will look at this and think…”What?” Many of us that work at a desk all day don’t realize how little we move our shoulders throughout the day. I know when I’m on a roll at the laptop mine …

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Day 11: Pec Muscle Stretch

By Brent Kruel | April 29, 2020

Today we introduce another stretch. This can be an important stretch when we talk about bringing our working posture back to normal as it relates to the shoulders. As the day goes on we typically start to round our shoulders forward as well as the upper part of the thoracic spine. It’s easy for this …

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Day 10: Neck-Exercise Lateral Flexion

By Brent Kruel | April 28, 2020

Yesterday we added a new stretch to the neck that helped us loosen the tissues from the neck and down to the shoulders. Today we introduce a neck exercise to help reinforce the new stretch. It may sound a little counter-intuitive, but usually the best advice for these sore and inflamed muscles is to activate …

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Day 9: Neck-Stretch Lateral Flexion

By Brent Kruel | April 27, 2020

Today we introduce another neck stretch. This stretch will help us loosen the tissues from the skull down to the shoulder. Why the big words today? What is lateral flexion? For one, “bending the head to the side and holding it for a while” doesn’t make for a good title, and two, learning new terminology …

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Day 8: Neck-Exercise

By Brent Kruel | April 24, 2020

Hopefully by now you’re starting to feel better and you’re adapting to your new work environment. If not, don’t give up. Stay dedicated and do these suggested self-care strategies daily. It takes time to adapt and to add a new routine to your day. We all know how difficult it can be to break a …

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Day 7: Neck Massage

By Brent Kruel | April 23, 2020

Hopefully you have started to get some relief as we build on these self-treatments for your neck/upper back and shoulder discomfort or tension. Today we move on to something that hopefully feels good versus our normal digging into and pushing into painful spots. Flat-hand massage is one of the simplest moves we can do to …

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Day 6: Upper Back/Shoulder Triggerpoints

By Brent Kruel | April 22, 2020

We are going to continue exploring treatments for the neck. Last time we used the thumbs and fingers to push into those spots of discomfort or tension along the head and neck. For this module, we are going to work our way down to the base of the neck, upper back and out to the …

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Day 5: Neck Triggerpoints

By Brent Kruel | April 21, 2020

Today we continue exploring treatments for the neck. Yesterday we used the thumbs and fingers to rub out any specific lines of discomfort or tension from the head and down to the shoulder or upper back. Most of the hard, rope-like muscle tightness in the neck responds really well to this type of treatment. Some …

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Day 4: Neck- Muscle Stripping

By Brent Kruel | April 20, 2020

We are going to change the tempo a little for day 3. So far, we have been working on stretches and some exercises to help our necks start working and moving a little better. It’s time to add some self treatment to the mix. We are going to start with something simple and probably the …

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