Atlantic Physical Therapy Center NJ
Atlantic Physical Therapy Center NJ

Spending a lot of time sitting at your desk? Take a movement break!

It’s important to stand up and move every 30-60 minutes. Here are some simple and easy stretches for your upper back and shoulders:

1. Pec Stretch:

Bring your hands to shoulder height while standing in a door way. Slowly and gently lean forward. Be sure to keep your chin over your sternum while stretching (don’t bring your chin forward)

Pec stretch

2. Shoulder Roll:

While standing, gently bring your shoulders up, back, and around. Try this 10 times.

Shoulder roll

3. Biceps Stretch:

While standing, interlace your fingers behind your back. Gently press your hands down and away from your body.

Bicep stretch

4. Scapula Squeeze:

While sitting or standing, gently squeeze your shoulder blades together.

Scapular Squeeze

Give these a try and your body will thank you! Be sure to get up and move every 30-60 minutes. In our next installment, learn some dynamic ways to stretch your hips and low back throughout your workday!

East Windsor Physical Therapist, Deepa Salvi
Deepa Salvi, PT, MSPT 
is a Physical Therapist in the Lawrenceville, NJ location of Atlantic Physical Therapy Center. She is certified in Concussion & Vestibular Therapy, ImPACT Credentialed, IASTM and Cuppping Certified as well as a Pregnancy & Postpartum Care Therapist.