0:21 Thoracic Spine Stiff Defined
1:32 Thoracic Spine Extension
2:51 Thoracic Spine Rotation
3:54 Final Words
Sedentary lifestyles are an undesirable hallmark of modern society, affecting a significant proportion of the population. Prolonged sitting, (a form of sedentary behavior), has progressively become the norm with computerization in the workplace. These developments are not only detrimental to physiological health and well-being with rising levels of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, but also musculoskeletal health. Recent research findings have found an association between prolonged sitting (more than 8 hours a day) and increased neck, shoulder, and low back pain. Sedentary behaviors may induce a relatively stiff thoracic spine contributing towards the dysfunction in the adjacent spinal regions. This video will provide you with exercises to improve your thoracic spine mobility!
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Why does this area of the spine become tight? How do I improve motion in this area of my back? As previously discussed, prolonged positioning in a sedentary position may lead to tightness in the thoracic spine. To make substantial and long-term improvements in mobility not only of the thoracic spine but anywhere in the body, consistency is key! Making movement a part of your daily routine will promote the long-term success of permanent improvements. Moreover, passive stretching exercises are oftentimes appropriate; however, it is very important to perform active mobility exercises within new ranges of motion in order to promote permanent changes to mobility! Habits do take time to stick.
Exercises that are shown here include:
Kneeling Thoracic Spine Extension
Seated Wall Angel
Quadruped Thread The Needle & Open Book - Band
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