Do you sit in front of the computer most of the day? Do you get tension headaches, neck pain, and sore chest muscles?
This is a result of repetitive forward head movement that can be from typing, reading and looking down to write. Excessive forward head posture puts strain on your neck and shoulder muscles. Perform the pectoralis stretch below to decrease strain to your neck and shoulder muscles.
Stand in a doorway and place your arms about 90 degrees along the sides of the door frame. Step through the door frame until you feel a stretch across your chest. Hold the stretch for 20 seconds. Alternate your foot forward with each stretch.
Amanda Macht, D.P.T.
Owner/Physical Therapist at Harbor Physical Therapy