Low Back Strain Injuries – Thoracic Rotations
Increasing mobility in your middle back or your thoracic spine when it’s stiff can help you rehab and recover from those low back strain injuries even faster. By doing something like thoracic rotations, you can utilize the entire mobility of your spine and also improve the overall functional movement of your body!
Start by taking a wider stance, cross your hands over your opposite shoulders and pull in your inner core muscles. Without rotating the hip or pelvis, turn the body leading with the shoulder in one direction until you reach the barrier of your full range of motion.
Then turn the body leading with shoulder into the opposite direction until you reach the barrier of your full range of motion. Do this for 30 reps two to three times per day.
If you’re unsure about the exercise or have uncertainty about where you’re at with your low back book an appointment and have one of our Physiotherapists at either our North Burnaby or Vancouver locations to check things out.