How do you have patients loosen their thoracic spine?
I was asked this question by a personal trainer after a presentation I gave on injury prevention. And here was my answer…
VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION (Please excuse grammatical errors, as this is simply a transcription of conversational speaking)
If they’re having thoracic mobility issues I like to start them (if they’re not in the clinic getting manual treatment) by getting on the foam roller and just kind of get it worked out and get it loosened it up like that. Then just combining different arm drives with lunges, going off to the side, reaching under, that kind of thing. If you have things like this you can grab onto and just kind of driving in different directions as you’re working them that usually does a good does a good amount of loosening for them.