Open book Thoracic mobility stretch

This is an instructional video to correctly demonstrate Open book Thoracic mobility stretch. This is a great mobility exercise for spinal rotation flexibility, especially the mid back area.

The content in this video is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant to replace a physiotherapy or medical consultation.

Step by Step

  1. This exercise helps to loosen up your Thoracic spine.
  2. Like any exercise this should be pain free or shouldn’t increase existing pain levels, during, after and the next day.
  3. Lying on your side with your knees and hips slightly bent and your hands and arms together on the floor at 90 degrees from your body.
  4. Now take the top arm off the bottom one and move it up to the ceiling and eventually to the floor on the opposite side of you but still at a 90 degrees angle from your body.
  5. Your mid back will rotate to that direction therefore gaining a stretch in the mid back.
  6. Now take your arm back to the start position
  7. Do the movement 10 times in each direction and repeat this 4-6 times per day

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