What are thoracic mobility exercises?

What are thoracic mobility exercises?

Below are a number of exercises that have proven effective in increasing thoracic extension and rotation.

  • Thoracic Extension w/ Roller & Bar. This is a great drill to improve thoracic extension.
  • Cat-Camel Drill.
  • Deep Squat + Thoracic Rotation.
  • Spiderman w/ Thoracic Rotation.
  • Side-Lying Thoracic Windmill.

How can I strengthen my thoracic back muscles?

Lie on the floor on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Lift arms straight out in front of you with palms facing up. Then lift arms up over your head slowly until you feel a stretch, or you can go no further, hold for a few seconds then return to the starting position.

How do you rehab thoracic spine?

Spiderman with Thoracic Spine Rotation Starting Position: Begin in a plank position on your hands. Movement: Bring one foot up beside your hand, then rotate and reach for the ceiling with that same hand. Drop your hips slightly down towards the floor and hold this stretch for several seconds. Repeat on both sides.

What are thoracic extension exercises?

Thoracic (spinal) extension—in this exercise, concentrate on allowing the motion to occur through the spine. Try to emphasize thoracic flexion over the stability ball and then extend into a neutral position. Move slowly and don’t hyperextend the spine. Perform 12-15 reps.

Why is my thoracic spine so tight?

The most common cause of thoracic back pain is inflammation of the muscles or soft tissues of the thoracic spine. This inflammation can occur for a number of reasons: A sudden sprain or strain (as in car accidents or sports injuries). Sitting or standing in a slouched position over time.

Why does thoracic spine get tight?

The most common reason is poor posture and not moving enough. Both of these are often caused by prolonged sitting at your desk with your back rounded, especially if your arms are stretched forward for things like computer work.