In our Sept 6th edition of I-MOVE, we talked about Mobility and how at MOVE, we make it a top priority to focus our efforts and programing on addressing any mobility restrictions you may have. Once you have made inroads at improving your mobility we can then introduce exercises which are designed to help you govern that new-found movement.
Because many of us spend hours sitting at our desks, computers and in our cars with forward flexed and rotated upper spine and shoulders, we develop extremely tight muscles in the front of our chest and shoulders and weakened upper back and neck muscles. This combination leads us to a rather immobile thoracic (upper) spine area and can lead to neck and shoulder issues. With the use of some targeted thoracic spine mobilization exercises we can often improve mobility but once we do it’s important to train our body to hold onto and control that new found mobility. The exercises below are just two examples of some that we use at MOVE to help stabilize the thoracic spine once we’ve been able to restore some of that lost mobility.