Improve your upper back and shoulders
This time we show you how to get your mid back moving and to improve your posture. Stiffness in the thoracic spine creates more stress in the neck and in the low back - as well as typically creating the rolled forward shoulder position. With the shoulders rolled forward we end up tighter in the chest and prone to more shoulder and neck aches - so i think this simple exercise is great. Although the video shows how to do this with a foam roller - if you are particularly sensitive or very limited in motion - you could try this over a folded up or rolled up towel.
Think of this exercise as slowly introducing movement to the region rather than trying to ram motion into the area - its safer and more effective in the long term. Whilst generally safe - this exercise is not for everyone - so if in doubt - get yourself checked out. As with all of our Move Better Monday videos if you like it share it. It helps us know we are on the right track and providing info that people can use to feel better and take control of their own health. Thanks - and enjoy Andrew and the team at Body and Spine Solutions Orange.