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Day 16: Low Back-The Glute Bridge

By Brent Kruel | May 6, 2020

Happy Wednesday! We are continuing our work on the low back by adding an exercise to our routine. This exercise is called the glute bridge. This exercise works the core muscles of the trunk and pelvis, especially the gluteal muscles. These core and gluteal muscles help us maintain an erect position while sitting or standing. …

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Day 15: Low Back-The Superman

By Brent Kruel | May 5, 2020

We are going to continue today with an exercise that will work the whole extensor (back) muscle group of the spine and the gluteal region. These spinal and gluteal muscles help us maintain an erect position while sitting or standing. These muscles typically get stretched, tight and weak as our poor posture puts us in …

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Day 14: Low Back-The Cat-Cow

By Brent Kruel | May 4, 2020

New week, new body region. For the next several posts we are going to focus on the low back. Low back pain is one of the most common complaints people have and it can affect anyone. You don’t have to lift things to have low back trouble. Having abnormal posture can be enough to set …

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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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