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Exercises for Rounded Shoulders - Part 1 The Stretch

The following exercises for rounded shoulders are demonstrated by Dr. Craig Hindson of Loving Life Chiropractic Ottawa.

Rounded shoulders and forward head carriage are the result of neuro structural stress patterns (vertebral subluxations in chiro-speak) which have developed over years.

This Part 1 video covers stretches to start to recover forward head carriage, reduce neck pain, shoulder pain and begin to reduce ‘that hump’.

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As always these exercises are not for all, so if you have any questions, queries or doubts, please contact your registered Chiropractic Doctor.

This means you spend less time, energy and resources at the chiropractic office and therefore have more time, energy and resources to do the things you love with the people you love. That is why we serve you..

Benefits of Exercises For Rounded Shoulders

  1. To start with, many people are noticing a lack of ease or discomfort either at the base of their neck or between their shoulder blades so, these exercises start to reduce the tension and bring back ease to the body.
  2. Once learned these exercises can give people a no-cost, easy-to-use tool.
  3. The exercises are 100% portable, no special equipment is needed and they can be done at any place, most of the time.
  4. If you have a problem stretching in front of people at work you can even do them in a cubicle.
  5. The stretches literally take 5 seconds per side so as long as there is a vertical surface you are good to go in as little as 10 seconds or 30-40 seconds to get 3 reps in each side.
  6. If you have a “bleep” on your phone or watch you can set it to go off hourly. This will encourage yourself to get out of this terrible “C-shaped” position that is sitting and stand in the beautiful “s-shaped” position your spine and body is designed to be in.
  7. If unable to stand (i.e. if you are super busy at work or you are a bus driver, lorry driver or similar) when you can safely take your hands from the wheel (or computer!!) you can do the Part 2 shoulder strengthening without even getting up! Even if you have to keep your hands on the wheel you can still retract (pull back) your shoulders regularly so you can still train those muscles to prevent early ageing of the spine.
  8. If you are under regular and specific chiropractic care, use of these exercises should see a quicker reduction in the amount of spinal imbalance (vertebral subluxation) you have, which will mean less visits to the chiropractor and more importantly you living more life in the time in between those visits.

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