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3 SIMPLE STRETCHES TO AVOID ROUNDED SHOULDERS


As a physiotherapist, rounded shoulders is one of the most common postural problems that I see with my patients.

Having rounded shoulders is when the resting shoulder position has moved forward from it’s ideal alignment.  


Posture is an example of how a person's habits can affect their physical body. Conditions such as text neck and rounded shoulders are some of the most common ways poor posture begins.
Any activity that causes the body to look down and forward for long periods of time can contribute to slumped shoulders.
Daily tasks that may contribute to rounded shoulders include:
  • using a smartphone or tablet or laptop
  • sitting for long periods
  • driving a vehicle
  • bending over repeatedly
  • carrying heavy objects all day
The risks of rounded shoulders include the negative impact on health and appearance. This can be very harmful for the body if left untreated. Increased stress on the shoulder joints can cause pain around the neck and upper back.
It is best to correct rounded shoulders by adjusting the posture as soon as possible.
So here are  3 best exercises to overcome rounded shoulder posture:-
1.
Pull your shoulder blades backwards, and hold the position for 5 seconds repeat for 10 times.

2.
Lie down on stomach and pull the shoulder blades backwards then raise your shoulders up. Hold the position for 5 seconds, repeat for 10 times.

3.

Take support of wall at shoulder height, and stretch the arm backwards.  Hold the position for 30 seconds, repeat twice.

Do all the exercises in pain free range.

If you feel that you are suffering from postural issues, contact us at curaphysiotherapy@gmail.com for in person or online consultation.

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