The thoracic spine consists of the vertebrae between the cervical spine and lumbar spine. Basically, the middle to upper back. In the world of cell phones and cube farms, our T-spines are really taking a beating. Rather than maintaining a nice upright posture, we end up with a rounded upper back that can eventually lead you to this:
Ouch. So, how do we correct this? First, we have to go to the root of the problem. Find a way to set up your workstation in a more ergonomic way. Raise your monitor and bring everything you use close to your body. And the cell phone? Kelly Starrett posted my favorite video on the subject.
“Dude! Make a better decision!” I love it.
Next, we need to start doing some corrective movements to restore proper T-spine mobility. Try these:
You will not regain a ton of mobility overnight, but now is the time to start. Get your spine back into a good position!