What is Upper Trapezuis
The upper fibers are found to be tight in upper crossed syndrome, and thus require stretching, whereas the middle and lower fibers are found to be weak and require strengthening.
Following chiropractic care and assisted muscle stretching, this is a simple stretch easily done at home to maintain optimal length of the muscle. The tight muscle contributes to upper crossed syndrome. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds, repeating 3 times per side, a minimum of twice per day.
IMPORTANT: Discontinue if sharp or intense pain occurs; a gentle stretch is desired.
Dr Natasha Hayden is a pediatric and prenatal chiropractor that is passionate about helping her community discover just how good their bodies are designed to feel, so they can do more of what they love.