Microbreaks Supplemental Guide 2
|Overuse and continued contraction of the Trapezius muscles.|
Switch sides and hold 20 seconds.
*If stretching while with a patient (gloves on), you can do the same stretch without placing the arm on the head. You would gently put your head to the side.
|Pectoral muscles are often tight from forward head posture or reaching in front of body. Muscles become short and tight and pull the shoulders forward, this lengthens and weakens muscles in back.|
|Counteracts the effects of forward head posture, improved muscle memory and strengthens muscles in the back. This helps to hold head in neutral posture.|
|Excessive grip and pinch force create pressure in the carpal tunnel and muscle fatigue in forearm.||Flexor Stretch:|
|For lower back issues, from standing a lot or twisting while sitting.|
|Reduce pressure in carpal tunnel and fatigue in forearms.||Prayer Stretch:|
Reverse Prayer Stretch: