Calf stretches

Calf stretches

These are the classic ankle mobility and calf stretches that I often recommend, and there are a few options and alternatives that can be done.  Whilst these will generally feel like the back of the calf is being stretched all of these muscles attach onto the foot, as...
Chest opener

Chest opener

So, I thought I would share one of the “exercises” that I recommend to virtually all the people I treat for neck and upper back aches.  This is the chest opener and I like to think that it helps to unravel the curled up posture we adopt through modern...
The sniff test stretch – Lev Scap 1

The sniff test stretch – Lev Scap 1

So many people hold tension in their shoulders, and they can often feel like it is pulling up into the neck.  Sometimes it comes from the Upper Trapezius muscles that attach the shoulder girdle to the spine and the back of the skull, but it can also come from a muscle...
Upper traps stretch

Upper traps stretch

The upper traps is the kite shaped muscle across the upper back and neck, and seem to be one of the most over used muscles we have, along with the Levator Scapula.  They’re one of the muscles that most people love to have massaged.  They are technically the...