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Office Exercises – Shoulders and Upper Back

Welcome back to week 2 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 Two
This week we are looking at the shoulders and upper back. You will probably have noticed a stiffness in this area when you have been sat at your desk for a while, particularly if you have been concentrating hard. A lot of tension can be stored in your shoulders, and we have a tendency to ‘hunch’ when sat at a desk.

This exercise asks for a lot of movement in the shoulders and upper back as well as from the neck. It can also help with coordination and proprioception (are our body parts where our brain is trying to get them?).

So, lets 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 and upper back moving and we will see you next week to continue to work just those shoulders on their own!


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