Previously in the Trap Therapy Series, we’ve shown ways to release upper trap tension. This week, we demonstrate an exercise to strengthen the posterior (back) muscles of the neck to help alleviate pain due to lengthened and weak “text neck”!
Over-tight or over-used upper trapezius muscles may need more than an occasional stretch or massage. Therapies to help release chronic tension include dry needling, ice & heat therapy, kinesiology tape applications, or the addition of NSAIDs. Contact a Specht physical therapist for help if your upper trap or shoulder pain is not relieved by stretching […]
If your find your posture is often rounded, an effect of repetitive tasks such as computer use and office work, and suffer from shoulder, neck, and back stiffness or aches, it may be Upper Crossed Syndrome! Even if not severe, chronic issues of pain and damage to the muscles may mean treatment is usually wise. […]
Do you suffer from muscle stiffness, shoulder or neck pain, neck or shoulder spasms, tingling or numbness in one or both arms, or decreased range of motion in the shoulders or neck? It might be your trap muscles! Learn about the symptoms and how tight traps muscles affect your daily life here!:
Have fun with your food this month! These stuffed peppers pack a healthy punch while helping you get into the spirit of Halloween. Great to bring to parties or to make with the kids. Keep the inflammatory sugar to a minimum and enjoy a delicious treat with this recipe!
To finish up our Bulletproof the Knee Series, we’d like to leave you with a great article offering additional exercises, form tweaks, and shoe advice to keep you running injury-free. ~Click the photo to read the article~
To end our series, the single leg squat is a great way to test your balance, your leg strength, and to equalize the right and left leg. If you are able to perform this exercise on both sides after following our series, your running should be stronger and more efficient.