Thoracic Spine (Mid-Back) Rotation Stretch; Standing
29th March 2014
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Anatomical Stretch:

  1. Thoracic Spine & Associated Soft Tissues
  2. Abdominal Muscles (Internal Abdominal Oblique, External Abdominal Oblique & Quadratus Lumborum)

 

Method:

From a standing neutral positions, cross your arms across your chest.

Keep your back straight and slowly rotate your shoulders to each side

 

Physiotherapy, Injury Prevention & Fitness Recommendations:

  • Avoid bouncing when the muscle is cold
  • Stop if the stretch causes pain
  • Perform the stretch 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 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.
  • This stretch may be useful for back muscle strains or ligament sprains and for abdominal muscle strains

 

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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