Let's talk about the importance of Mid Back Mobility or Thoracic Spine Health:
We want good rotation and extension through the mid back, so we can take some pressure off both the neck and shoulders as well as the lumbar spine, or your lower back.
A couple quick exercises that you can do are the Cat-Cow. First, drop your head down, round your back, tuck your tail, take a big deep breath at end range....and as your blow out, bring your head up, drop your belly down towards the floor, and again big deep breath at end range. About 10-15 repetitions.
Then, you can drop back, butt to heels, and lead with your head, reach up towards the sky. Do this on both arms, again between 10-15 repetitions. It will help you to loosen up and feel good through your mid back.
Try it out and comment in the section below as to how it's helped.
James Dulkerian, DPT
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