This morning I filmed a new video for our YouTube channel demonstrating three techniques runners, and everybody else for that matter, can use to improve function of their thoracic spine and the surrounding muscles.
The thoracic spine doesn’t generally have a great deal of movement available to it, largely due to the presence of the rib cage. However the movement it should have is somewhat critical. Thoracic extension in particular is important in maintaining normal pain free function of the shoulders and neck.
I’ve previously shared a video demonstrating this popular upper back stretch. Hopefully the exercises and techniques in the video above will prove equally as helpful to many runners.Last updated on March 2nd, 2021.