Month: June 2017

Forward Head Posture and How to Fix It

Forward Head Posture and How to Fix It

The Condition

A common postural problem seen in people who sit for long periods of time is a forward head posture. Typically, this posture goes hand-in-hand with the rounded shoulder posture and occurs for many reasons including poor muscular endurance of the cervical stabilizers to resist gravity. Individuals with this posture can develop tightness in the upper trapezius and levator scapulae muscles and weakness in the deep cervical stabilizers. Over time, this posture can lead to neck pain and especially headaches. Luckily, stretching and strengthening exercises can help improve this condition.

The Fix

First, release the upper trapezius and levator scapulae holding tender spots for 30 seconds. This can be done using a lacrosse ball and leaning against a wall, placing the ball in spots that are tender. Next, stretch the upper trapezius and scalene by reaching your hands down and behind you and tilting your head as far back as you can. Hold this stretch for 8-10 seconds and repeat throughout the day.

Introducing ATX Rehab

Introducing ATX Rehab

Dr. AJ Zelinski, former Director of Chiropractic Services at Little River Healthcare, has opened ATX Rehab as of June 1, 2017. Conveniently located in the Four Points area, ATX Rehab offers comprehensive chiropractic services including Active Release Technique (ART), Decompression Therapy, Chiropractic Care, and more.

Dr. Zelinski graduated cum laude from Texas Chiropractic College in Pasedena, Texas, where he completed his Doctorate degree and internship in Chiropractic Medicine. He was inducted in the Omega Psi Honor Society after he graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. A former All-American gymnast and four-year cheerleader at UT, Dr. Zelinski went on to coach gymnastics and cheerleading for 12 years as well as serving as team physician during that time.

“I am excited to open ATX Rehab so we can better serve our patients and the chiropractic needs of the Four Points area,” Dr. Zelinski said.

ATX Rehab offers online appointment scheduling, appointment email and text reminders, and access to an online portal.

Located at 6611 River Place Blvd Suite 302, ATX Rehab is open from Monday-Thursday 8 am- 5 pm, and from 8 am – 2 pm on Fridays. To schedule an appointment or learn more, give us a call at 512-467-1100.