Thoracic Mobility; what’s the big deal? Before we begin, shout out to @bshipman73 for suggesting this topic We have been very fortunate to get to know Brandi over the past two years. She’s an impressive triathlete and even better person! If you are looking for an excellent coach hit up @bshipman73.
Thoracic Mobility: The thoracic spine is the area of the spine between the neck and lower back. It’s primary function is to assist in spinal rotation. The thoracic spine does flex and extend but where it really shines is in being mobile so the lumbar (low back) and cervical (neck) spine can remain stable. A healthy thoracic spine is also critical to having appropriate shoulder function. Without a healthy thoracic spine you’re sure to eventually run into neck, shoulder and or back pain. That’s enough problems, let’s get to the solutions. We could go on and on about do this and do that but it would just confuse matters. So if you’re up for fixing your thoracic spine take a look at the videos below. They are listed in order of easiest to most difficult. If the first video is too easy, continue onto the next until you find an appropriately challenging exercise. Keep the questions coming on our Facebook and Instagram page!