DIY Physio for geeks and people hunched over keyboards

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BarCamp Berkshire session — just add tennis balls.

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DIY Physio for geeks and people hunched over keyboards

  1. 1. DIYphysio forpeople hunched over keyboards@HadleyBeemanDisclaimer: Im not a doctor. If it hurts, dont do it.Image from http://www.sangwine.net/jim/index.php/2011/09/what-you-tattooed-code-on-your-arm/
  2. 2. Eyes closed
  3. 3. SymmetryImage from http://ashevillemassageschool.org/learning-muscles-and-movement-as-a-massage-student/back-muscles/
  4. 4. Muscles pull in opposite directionsImage from http://img.breakingmuscle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/20130412/shutterstock119687548copy.jpg
  5. 5. Balance of muscles holding bonesin placeImage from http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg158/MDA2008/MDA2009/musculature.jpg
  6. 6. It takes effort to be out of alignmentImage from http://r3massage.com/Site/R3_MASSAGE_files/anatomy.jpg
  7. 7. Muscle habits carried overImage from http://fixtheneck.com/images/UpperBody4postures.jpg
  8. 8. Starting to fix thisSince your body is WORKING to maintainthese bad habits...● Relax the tightened, overstressed muscles● Strengthen the underused muscles to bring youback to neutral(Were just doing the relax bit today)
  9. 9. Getting muscles to relaxImage from http://www.snowdonia-sports-medicine.com/documents/MET.pdf
  10. 10. Lets have a goGrab a tennis ball and lie down on your back.
  11. 11. Lumbar muscles (Right)Image from http://hjd.med.nyu.edu/spine/sites/default/files/spine/figuresix.gif
  12. 12. Muscles of the shoulder girdle (R)Image from http://o.quizlet.com/U.cq26CSfuqzOICScJ3pUA_m.jpg
  13. 13. The traps and the head (R)Image from http://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com/949/flashcards/812949/jpg/upper_trapezius1318312878275.jpg
  14. 14. The traps and the head (L)Image from http://classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com/949/flashcards/812949/jpg/upper_trapezius1318312878275.jpg
  15. 15. Muscles of the shoulder girdle (Left)Image from http://o.quizlet.com/U.cq26CSfuqzOICScJ3pUA_m.jpg
  16. 16. Lumbar muscles (Left)Image from http://hjd.med.nyu.edu/spine/sites/default/files/spine/figuresix.gif

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