The following are some very basic stretches your Osteopath may have prescribed to you to help improve your posture. Please follow any variations or extra instructions that your Osteopath has given to you.

Neck stretch

  1. Place one hand on your thigh or over your lower back
  2. Looking straight ahead place the other hand on the top of your head
  3. Stretch pulling head to the side and forward
    a. Hold for 10 sec, rest for 4-5 sec
    b. Repeat 3 times each side

Pec / shoulder stretch

  1. Place one hand in the doorframe
  2. Take a step forward with the leg on the same side.
  3. Turn your head away from the doorframe, feel the stretch at the front of the shoulder.

Mid Back / Chest Stretch

  1. Roll up a towel and place across your mid back while lying on the floor
  2. Put your arms above your head arching over the towel for 3-4 minutes

You should always seek advice before starting stretches such as these. These stretches may not be suitable for all people. Do not do these stretches if you have an injury.

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