Tall Kneeling Thoracic Spine Mobiliser

The thoracic spine is one of those areas of the body that consistently stiffens up.  I would put this down to the fact that the large majority of us are required to sit for 40-50 hours per week as part of our job and it is these static postures combined with non optimal sitting postures and use of our body the leads to this issue developing.

In the video below I have demonstrated how one can use the arm to drive movement through the spine in all 3 planes of motion.  By driving the arm through flexion and extension we are able to feed this movement into the thoracic spine.  By driving the arm across the body in the transverse plane, we are able to drive rotation through the spine.  By driving the arm through the frontal plane we are able to drive side bending through the spine.

Tall Kneeling Thoracic Spine Mobiliser

 

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.

The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.

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