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42 | Neck and Upper Back Tension? Why You Could Be Having Overactive Upper Traps

The Optimal Body

Health & Fitness

Are your shoulders or neck constantly giving you trouble? Listen in as Dr. Jen and Dr. Dom dive into what the upper trapezius really is and why they’re so easily tensed.  If you feel stressed over work, kids, the news, or anything really, this podcast will empower you to self treat your tensed muscles and give you back the independence you deserve.  Tune in to gain an understanding of the foundations of the breath and how they increase your bodily awareness; all so you can live a more relaxed, tense free life.


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What You Will Learn in this PT Pearl:


03:40 – What the upper trap is, where it is, and what movement patterns it does


07:39 – Why your upper trap might feel tense or pain


10:48 – How to take tension out of the upper trap - Why bodily awareness is important


12:25 – Simple exercise to feel the difference between tense and relaxed upper traps


13:05 – Breathing techniques that will help relax, not only your upper traps, but your entire body


16:14 – Why movement of the upper trap, especially if it's tense, is necessary


17:13 – The 30 for 30 rule and its benefits


18:43 – Dr. Dom explaining a quick breathing technique you can do anywhere


To Watch the PT Pearl on YouTube, click here: https://youtu.be/rkakSNxnpLw


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