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Activity: Thoracic extension: with roll

200-051

Summary:

A more specific and aggressive stretch to promote thoracic spine extension

Description:

  • laying supine (face-up) on floor, over top a horizontally placed towel roll, located in the aspect of the thoracic spine where you wish to achieve the stretch
  • a pillow may be used if the neck can't maintain a neutral position
  • you may raise arms overhead (painfree range) to encourage better thoracic extension
  • you may add deep breathing to have the motion of the ribs further promote thoracic extension
  • avoid hyperextension at the thoracolumbar (mid-back) junction or cervical (neck) region

Tags: thoracic, upper back, extension, roll, stretch, axial