Thoracic Spine Extension Stretch; Sitting

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Sitting tall in a chair with your back resting against the back rest. Take both arms forwards to shoulder height with the hands together. Pause to take a breath in then exhale as you let the arms reach above your head and stretch back over the chair. Pause and return to starting position.

Only perform this exercise if advised by a qualified health professional.

Physiotherapy, Injury Prevention & Fitness Recommendations:

Avoid stretching the muscle is cold.
Stop if the stretch / exercise causes pain.
Perform the stretch / exercise in a safe environment to avoid the risk of a fall or injury.
Recommended stretch for use within a warm-up or cool down.
As instructed by a skilled physiotherapist, the stretch / exercise  is beneficial for injury prevention, to aid recovery from specific injuries, enhancement of the injury healing process, elongates tight muscles, reduces soft tissue tightness and alleviates joint stiffness.

Please feel free to contact the Manchester G4 Clinic to speak to a member of the team for any questions that you may have.

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