❌ UPPER CROSSED SYNDROME ❌


👀 A condition we see a lot in the clinic as well as day-to-day when we can’t help but posture watch! 🙈 • 🤔 Upper Crossed Syndrome (UCS) is a result of soft tissue imbalances in the upper body. ❌ Weakness of the neck flexors and tightness in the pectorals on the anterior aspect. ❌ Tightness of the upper trapezius and levator scapulae and weakness of the lower trapezius, rhomboids and serratus anterior on the posterior aspect. • 💭 This cross over of imbalance can be characterised by: ⚠️ Forward head posture ⚠️ Rounding of the shoulders ⚠️ Scapular misalignment ⚠️ Increased pain in neck or upper back ⚠️ Decreased range of motion or stability in shoulders • 🖥️ UCS if often seen in individuals who sit for long periods of the day, desk-based, driving etc. Or those that continuously exhibit poor posture daily. • ‼️Symptoms of UCS can include: ❗ Stiffness, tightness, soreness in neck, shoulders, upper back ❗ Headaches ❗ Occasionally leading to neurological issues – tingling, numbness, pins and needles into arms, hands and fingers • 🤔 Concerned you may suffer with UCS? Then drop us a message and we can organise a postural assessment to see if this is the case 👍 • 😬 Do you have UCS? Then there are lots of simple daily activities you can do to help improve, including adopting better postural positions, stretching the tight muscles and strengthening the weak muscles 💪 • ❓ Would you like more information on UCS, or what can be done? Then drop us a message 📩

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