Following the governments newly issued advice, we appreciate many of our clients will now be working from home. One of the big issues people find when doing this is they often end up working from laptops which promotes poor posture and can cause neck pain.
Please remember to think about trying to position your laptop within eye line and if possible, use a plug in keyboard to replicate a desktop.
The below exercises can be done to keep your neck moving. Don’t forget to use heat or spikey balls to relieve any muscle tension!
1. Neck rotation
Look over your right shoulder and hold for 5 seconds, then repeat looking over your left shoulder. Repeat 10 times to each side!
2. Neck flexion
Bring your chin down towards your chest and hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times!
3. Neck extension
Bend your neck backwards and look towards the ceiling. Hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
4. Neck side flexion
Bring your ear towards your shoulder, making sure you don’t elevate your shoulder. Hold for 5 seconds and repeat 10 times!
5. Shoulder rolls
Roll your shoulders forwards in a circular motion, squeezing your shoulder blades together. Repeat 10 times forwards and 10 times backwards.
6. Spine twists
Twist round to hold the back of your chair for up to 20 seconds. Repeat on the other side. Repeat up to 10 times on each side.