Our Physical Therapist Michael Flores put together a video of Spinal movements and stretches that help increase thoracic mobility to reduce back pain or prevent it from occurring in the first place. If you currently have back pain or feel pain during any of these exercise, stop doing them and give us a call at 719-565-6678. These exercises in this video use four points of contact, with feet on the ground and hands on a wall. These Spinal movements includes stretching the thoracic spine, side bending, and either side to side or forward and backwards motion.
Good thoracic mobility helps reduce general back pain, and improves posture. Below are a couple other movements you can do to safely increase your thoracic mobility.
- Foam Rolling the Thoracic Spine- sit with knees bent and feet planted on the ground. Lean back onto roller placing it directly underneath shoulder blades. Cross arms over chest and push feet against floor to move roller up and down thoracic spine.
- T-Spine Rotation- lay on your side with pillow under your head and a pillow or roller under knee and foot of your top leg. Keeping contact with the floor and the roller, rotate at thoracic spine and extend both arms to reach towards the ceiling. Slowly rotate back to the ground repeat on the other side.