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Thoracic Mobilty Exercise Bookmark

As we discussed in the previous post the thoracic spine can be an area of tension and 'stuck' tissue for some people. Especially those who work at desks all day.

This video is a demonstration and explination of a very nice Thoracic mobility method I use to help people reverse the effect of a bound spine in this area.

It is a relatively simple method but you have to maintain some of the Key components to make it as effective as possible.

  1. Limit flexion at the Elbow so as to fix the shoulder position.
  2. Avoid 'waving the head'
  3. Attempt to maintain a 90 degree angle between the floor and the arm/femur.

If you, or some of your students suffer from thoracic spine and scapular binding, give this simple method a try!

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