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Office Exercises – Just the Shoulders

Welcome to week 3 of Plym Physio’s Office Exercises blog. We are releasing a new exercise each week, try to do them at intervals through the day, little and often is best! Below you will find a video where Physiotherapist Nicola demonstrates how to perform this weeks exercise properly for maximum benefit.

Why is desk exercising important?
Many of us spend a majority of our day working at a desk, which brings it’s own issues in terms of physical health; stiffness, muscle aches, even stress and fatigue. By keeping moving you are stretching and using those muscles, keeping your joints supple and getting a bit of blood flowing!

Plym Physio has put together a series of exercises you can do whilst at your desk, as well as some challenges that you and your colleagues can have fun with! Exercise doesn’t have to be boring, and it doesn’t have to be energetic to be beneficial!

Week Three
The third exercise in our Office Exercises blog is looking at just the shoulders. Last week we looked at the upper back in conjunction, however parts of the rotator cuff (a group of muscles and tendons that work to stabilise the shoulder) can get a bit vulnerable as we get older. You may find they get quite stiff, particularly if you spend a lot of time with your arms extended whilst typing. You may have even noticed that you need to stretch your arms out throughout the day just to get a bit of movement into them. So, rather than a brief stretch, let’s try an exercise specifically designed to loosen up those shoulders! Grab yourself a couple of office supplies that have a bit of weight to them (we’ve used a sellotape holder and large hole punch) and let’s get moving!

Click on the ‘play’ button to view the video.


For More Information
Our blog section of the website contains other exercises and interesting info you may find useful. Alternatively, if you would like to speak to us regarding this or anything else physio related, visit our contact page.

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That’s all this week. Keep those shoulders moving and we will see you next week where we move down to the lower back and pelvis.


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