Presented by acclaimed Massage & Myotherapy Australia presenter Garry Lavis, this introductory Webcasts explores Upper Crossed Syndrome which typically displays as overactive and strained muscles of the posterior neck, shoulder and back, while the anterior structures such as the pectoral muscles become shortened, tight and weak. This interplay of overactive and underactive muscles can result in pain, altered posture, reduced range of motionand biomechanical dysfunction of the neck and shoulders. With the evolution of sedentary workplaces, inactive social interactions and lack of physical activity, upper crossed syndrome is the new ‘norm’. The new lifestyle the world has adopted is resulting in forward head postures, slouched shoulders and hyperkyphosis of the thoracic spine. How can we stop our patients becoming this new ‘norm’?