How Do You Fix Rounded Shoulders (Protracted Shoulder)?

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Rounded shoulders are usually because of poor posture habits. The root cause of rounded shoulders is because we try to compensate for the distance between our body and the screen monitor, keyboard and mouse — so we reach forward with our shoulders and arms.

Symptoms include pain when lifting the shoulder up and to the side, but the pain is gone when shoulder blades are squeezed backwards.
  • Self-treatment:
  • Chest stretching
  • Shoulder shrugs
  • Scapular retraction exercises

Information provided by: Victor Chan, Specialist in Physiotherapy, OT&P Healthcare

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