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Doorway Stretches: Best Stretch To Fix Rounded Shoulders

Takapuna Chiro blog - Doorway Stretch

Rounded shoulders has a negative impact on both appearance and health.

By unconsciously training the body to be hunched forward over time, the muscles interpret this slumped position as the body’s natural posture. This will gradually shape and change your confidence and attractiveness.

Also, the increased stress on your shoulder joints can lead to discomfort around the neck and upper back. If left uncorrected, it could even lead to nerve impingements that may bring you severe pain.

It is best to correct rounded shoulders by adjusting the posture as soon as possible. Fortunately, your rounded shoulders can be reversed with the help of your doorway at home!

How to do Doorway Stretches:
1.  Position your elbows and hands in line with a doorframe.
2.  Step through the door slowly, until you feel a stretch.
3. Hold this end position for 15 to 20 seconds before returning to the starting position.
4.  Repeat this stretch for about 3-5 times.

For a more detailed demonstration, watch Dr. Wayne’s video below.

If you don’t want to do it using a doorway, here’s a variation of the stretch that is much more simple.

Not sure if you have Rounded Shoulders? Then get checked.
Posture assessments can give you an idea of the state of your spine, and nervous system health.  It also helps assess if your head, neck, shoulders, back and hips are in the ideal alignment. Consider making an appointment now and find out where you stand with posture and what a tune up can do.

Contact us at 09 489 7031 for a FREE posture checkup today.