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Stubborn Thoracic

The Stubborn Thoracic!!




Now I know we’ve all come across a stubborn thoracic spine before. I’m not a big one for worrying about posture.  However, sometimes it’s pretty clear even when static that you have a battle with a  stubborn thoracic spine on your hands! Though occasionally you get one that is stiff and very straight. It is […]

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Getting Thoracic Spine Motion




Getting thoracic spine motion is something that I’m guessing we all struggle with from time to time? It’s one of the most stubborn parts of the body to get going. When it’s working for you it’s a really powerful friend, when it’s working against you it’s the most stubborn bully! I think one of the reasons […]

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How is Neutral Spine Still a Thing!!!




It’s hard to think back to when I was first learning about the body and how it moved. I was certainly taken in for a while about the whole neutral spine thing, it did sort of make sense. However, I thought everyone had long since moved on from there? However, I was reading a cycling […]

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Driving Motion through the Lumbar Spine




When someone is recovering from a bad back there are a few vague phases that hopefully we as therapists can guide people through to full recovery. I think a lot of emphasis is put on the hands on/initial phase of the recovery, but what I’ve found less about is the final phase of getting motion […]

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Understanding the Thoracic Spine




Understanding the Thoracic Spine I have to admit it took me a long time to get realise the power of the thoracic spine.  It’s easy to over-look as it is not as apparently exciting to work with as some other areas of the body.  Perhaps I was distracted by my obsession with the foot 😉 […]

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3 Ways to Increase Thoracic Extension




I’ve said before that in the early part of my career I underestimated the thoracic spine, particularly thoracic extension.  Even now I find myself looking at it relatively late on in my thoracic spine treatments…which annoys me because I should know better by now!!  So today, in an effort to keep these things in the […]

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