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Modifying The Foam Roller Thoracic Spine Mobiliser

When it comes to working on mid to upper thoracic spine mobility, sometimes there is a need to alter the drill slightly to accomodate perhaps a stiff back or where there is an increased level of muscular bulk as a result of ones body shape/build and/or years of training.  In the image below you will see how Elite Sports Performance Strength and Conditioning Coach has adapted the traditional foam roller thoracic spine mobility drill to suit his needs through a change in the apparatus (PVC piping compared to the foam roller) + the addition of some external load.   Please note, please try using a foam roller and be shown how to roll out your mid to upper thoracic spine by an appropriately qualified health and exercise professional before trying yourself.


This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams at Principle Four Osteopathy.  At Principle Four Osteopath we provide a range of services, including osteopathy manual therapy consultations, functional movement screening, exercise prescription, strength and conditioning and rehabilitation.

Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD and Docklands leading osteopathy clinics.  Both clinics are equipped with training equipment so that we are able to get you actively involved and moving towards a better moving you.

Principle Four Osteopathy CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place, Melbourne 3000.

Principle Four Osteopathy Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St, Docklands, 3008.

Book an appointment online at www.principlefourosteopathy.com or call 03 9670 9290.