Upper Back Stretch – Easy and Quick

Upper back stretch to help loosen tight muscles from work or sport and help alleviate upper back pain and neck pain. Give it a try!

Hi this is Dana Ranahan at Body Works Sports Physiotherapy and I’m just wrapping up my day, thinking of a quick stretch I should do before I head home. This is something you might want to try. Often we get tight through our shoulders and upper back from working at the computer or I’m do work on people during the day. So a great stretch you can do to open up your upper back and your shoulders that you can work on, is reaching up over head, keeping your chin in and your neck long, you can grab hands together, if you like and working on a side bend stretch - trying to get some opening along the upper back. So with the side bend think about lengthening through the top arm so breathing in, getting some opening through your lungs as you breathe out lengthening the top arm to get a nice stretch through here, and then you can switch the other way. This is a great stretch to free you up before you head home. Give it a try and have a great day.

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