Have you ever found yourself hunched over your desk, hours on end, and when moving feel tightness in your upper back or neck. Do you regularly suffer from tension headaches, stiff neck or have shoulders made from 'cement'. Maybe a family member or friend has mentioned they think you 'hunch' too much or have 'bad posture'. Well today I offer a quick 30second remedy for people with rounded, hunched over posture. Over my years in practice, time & time again, I have people come into my offices complaining of neck pain, back pain & headaches and we have found in most cases the important role 'bad' posture plays in making these problems worse. We now know that Healthy Posture = Healthy Spines = Healthy Life & these simple exercises are really great if you are currently suffering with those same conditions, or even if you have noticed your posture isn't great and you spend a lot of your time at a desk, in front of a computer or watching Netflix on a tablet.
I call the exercises the Back Rolls.
These simple exercises using a foam roller are for people with a hunched posture or stiffness in their back. These days we find we're sitting far too much and these exercises a great simple way to improve your posture and get your back moving. I call the exercise the 'Back Rolls' and it consists of two very simple manoeuvres using a foam roller.
First: Place the roller on the ground in a vertical position and lie on it with your head supported, arms out to the side and palms up facing the ceiling and roll side to side 10 times.
Second: Place the roller horizontal to your body and gently roll your spine back and forth over the back of the roller.
It's really that simple and all it takes is 30 seconds every day.
You can implement the "Back Rolls" exercise today, but If neck or back pain, headaches or poor posture are bothering you, it is a good idea to have it properly assessed to determine if chiropractic can help. Simply select BOOK ONLINE NOW to schedule an appointment at either our Caroline Springs or Essendon Fields office now.
Presented by Dr. Mario R Ferraro - Chiropractor & Wellness practitioner.
Available in Caroline Springs & Essendon Fields & servicing the greater community of Moonee Valley & City of Melton