Thoracic Mobility Exercises

These thoracic mobility exercises are excellent for increasing movement in your midback, between your shoulder blades, and across your shoulders and chest.

Use something to keep your head in a neutral position (a pillow, foam roller, etc).
Do each of these movements 10 times per side, and then repeat for a total of 20 repetitions.

1. Lay on your side, top knee at 90 degrees. Open up your top arm across your body.
You can also trace your top arm above your head for more range.

2. On all 4’s, hand behind head, rotate to open up your elbow toward the sky, and then opposite rotation to tuck your elbow underneath you. You can also do with your arm extended for an increased stretch, “threading the needle”.