The logical response: a simple home programme plus the Backpod.
It's this collection that works. Most treatment approaches cover only one aspect. The Backpod and its programme will aid and augment all therapeutic treatment approaches. This simple minimalist programme is in the Backpod’s user guide on the BACKPOD page.
Bending forward requires the muscles down the back of the neck (especially the upper trapezius) to work several times harder than when the head is upright. In 2013, the average U.K. 18-24 year-old spent 8.83 hours a day hunched over laptops, tablets and smartphones like this. Unsurprisingly, the muscles will often strain.
The body's repair of torn muscle cells involves scarring (adhesive fibrosis) - which is non-elastic. That's why the Backpod's programme includes simple massage - to break up binding scarring fibres and so restore the muscle to its normal healthy flexibility.
Source: Dr Kenneth Hansraj: 'Assessment of Stresses in the Cervical Spine Caused by Posture and Position of the Head', Surgical Technology international XXV (2014).