Thoracic mobility is important.
Mid-Back (Thoracic) mobility is important and is something that many of us find decreasing due to poor posture and lack of movement.
Effect on day-to-day living.
The Thoracic region of your back runs from the base of your neck to the bottom of your rib-cage. A lot of rotation and reaching movements occur in this area. Lack of movement here can cause problems with normal day-to-day activities such as reaching back to pick something up or turning in the car to check for oncoming traffic. Mobility or lack of mobility in the thoracic area can even have an impact on breathing.
Reduced mobility in the thoracic region also restricts performance in sports that require rotational movements such as GAA, golf, tennis and even running and walking.
Try these exercises.
Adding some mobility and stretching exercises for your mid-back to your daily routine will improve your general mobility and quality of life. Take a look at the video for some exercise ideas for this region.