Rib/ Scapulothoracic Mobility
Rib dysfunctions can be problematic conditions that can refer pain into the shoulders, neck and head. Maintaining mobility at the rib or costovertebral joints can help limited the risk of suffering pain and discomfort at this area. This can also help decrease the risk of re-aggravation once symptoms are under control.
- Shoulder rolls
- Thoracic rotation (passive)
- Thoracic rotation (active)
- Thoracic extension (version 1)
- Thoracic extension (version 2)
Rib/ Scapulothoracic Strength
Scapulothoracic strengthening exercises can help reduce the risk of having costovertebral dysfunctions in the first place. It’s like insurance for the body. The goal is increase scapula protraction and retraction strength while promoting increased mobility and stability.
In this video we demonstrate a few exercises that ca help improve your posture . Here we focus on the mid back region, stretching the front of the shoulder all while strengthening the back of the shoulders to reduce spine fatigue and pain.