Mobility Monday – T-Spine

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:

kyphosisOuch. 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!

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