Thoracic Spine Mobility
Kneel on the ground and raise one arm. Then rotate your shoulders and middle back while looking upwards.
MUSCLES BEING STRETCHED
Primary muscles: Semispinalis thoracis. Spinalis thoracis. Longissimus thoracis. Iliocostalis thoracis. Iliocostalis lumborum. Multifidus. Rotatores. Intertransversarii. Interspinales.
Secondary muscles: External and internal obliques. Pectoralis major.
INJURY WHERE STRETCH MAY BE USEFUL
Back muscle strain. Back ligament sprain. Abdominal muscle strain (obliques).
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR PERFORMING THIS STRETCH CORRECTLY
Keep your arm pointing straight upward and follow your hand with your eyes. This will help to further extend the stretch into your neck.
The best thing to do if you are in pain, is to visit your doctor or an experienced manual
therapist. The tips and advice contained in these pages are not an alternative to seeking professional medical advice.