Principle Four Osteopath Heath Williams demonstrates a split kneeling stance thoracic spine mobiliser in the rotational (transverse plane) using the wall as an extra point of stability so that the individual will be able to express as much rotation as is available. Another key aspect to focus on with any dynamic slow and controlled mobility exercise is that one should look to focus on their breathing through the exercise, in particular breathing out during phase of the movement where they are looking to mobilise towards their inherent barrier. It is very likely that one will find that they will be able to explore a greater range of motion.

If you are going to try this exercise at home or the gym, start with 5-10 movements in each direction which is likely to take 60-120 seconds in total. Perform the movement in a slow and controlled manner.

This blog post was written by osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy. Principle Four Osteopathy is located on Level 4 at 178 Collins St Melbourne City CBD 3000. Appointments can be made by calling 0396709290 or booking online.