Upper Trap / Levator Scap Stretch

In the image below you will see osteopath Heath Williams demonstrating an upper trap / levator scap stretch. These muscles attach from the scapular (shoulder blade) to the spine (neck and upper back).  The office worker often finds themselves having to stretch this out regularly because tension develops over the duration of a workday.  In many cases this may be because of the static and sometimes awkward postures adopted by office workers for long periods of time.  Try stretching this 2-3 times per day (holding for 30-45 seconds) if you are finding it is giving you some grief.

This article was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.  Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading osteopathy clinics. We are located on Level 4 of 178 Collins St (within Pleasance House) alongside Optimal Health Exercise Physiology.  We have a fully equipped strength and conditioning exercise rehab space with osteopathic consult rooms.  Our team of osteopaths have an interest in manual therapy, strength and conditioning, exercise rehabilitation and ergonomics.  Read more about our team here.  Book an appointment online here or call us on 0396709290 to arrange an appointment.

Screenshot 3 Upper Trap / Levator Scap Stretch












Getting to Principle Four Osteopathy – 4/178 Collins St Melbourne CBD

Trams – Trams run straight out the front of us, with the closest stop at Swantston st and Collins St.  

Trains – We are a short 5 minute walk from Flinders St Station, Parliament and Melbourne Central train station.

Parking – off street parking is available on Little Collins St, Russell St and in the many parking businesses (Wilsons parking) nearby.