Thoracic Spine (Mid-Back) & Scapula Retraction Stretch
24th August 2014
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Method:

Standing tall , place your hands in the small of your back. Imagine your shoulder blades melting down towards the hands and feel the opening in your chest as the shoulder blades drop together with control. Hold the position for a moment then slowly release.

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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