Split Kneeling Stance Thoracic Spine Mobiliser
There are many ways to get the thoracic spine moving and this is probably one of my favourite exercises to prescribe because it feeds into so many other areas of the body i.e. shoulder girdle and hip complex as well as the spine.
In this video we see osteopath Heath Williams positioned in the splint kneeling stance and using his arms to drive motion through the body. As he swings his arm forwards and backwards we can see that there is flexion and extension driving through the hip and spine. As he drives the arm across his body in the transverse plane we see that there is rotation occurring through the hip and spine. As he drives his arm over the body in the frontal plane there is abduction/adduction through the hip and side bending through the spine.
You can vary this exercise by changing arm swing direction, angle, speed and resistance. You can also change the starting stance position to increase or decrease potential movement through the hip complex.
This blog was written by Osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.
Principle Four Osteopathy
Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics.
The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation.
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