Fixing Neck & Shoulder Pain!

Given the amount of time we spend in front of a computer or looking down at a smart phone, it’s not surprising that many of us suffer from tightness/pain in our neck and shoulders. Tight muscles in the front of the shoulder & upper neck, when combined with weak postural stabilizers and deep neck flexors, is what’s known as Upper Cross Syndrome. This is a condition which has reached near epidemic levels in North America and can lead to an impingement which, in turn, can lead to rotator cuff tears or, even worse, a frozen shoulder.

In the following video, Dr. Jason Lemieux of Physiomed Oakville demonstrates a quick test you can do at home to see if your shoulders are healthy along with two variations of a wall slide to help reverse the effects of upper cross syndrome:

 

 

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