Tuesday, February 9, 2010

EXERCISE OF THE WEEK - Thoracic rotation and Extension

Continuing on from last weeks exercise for thoracic mobility, this week we are looking specifically at thoracic rotation and extension - two movements that can become very restricted in individuals who sit at computers all day, or have a poor posture.

Check out this video showing the exercise:Thoracic rotation and Extension Exercise

- Get into the quadruped position (on your hands and knees, spine level like a table top).

- Place your left hand on your head, elbow flexed, so you are balancing on your right hand and knees. Move your left elbow up towards the ceiling

- In a controlled movement, drive the elbow down and underneath your chest towards the right knee. Slowly return to the starting position.

- Repeat 10 times, then swap sides!

Stop if you experience pain!

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