What is thoracic spine mobility ?
The thoracic spine is the longest region of the spine, and by some measures it is also the most complex. Connecting with the cervical spine above and the lumbar spine below, the thoracic spine runs from the base of the neck down to the core. It is also the only spinal region attached to the rib cage plays a key importance in postural alignment and core function.
Sometimes if proper spinal mobility is lacking your thoracic spine (specifically, the area between your shoulder blades) and it does not extend as it should, to compensate your body often seeks mobility from your lower back….which during pregnancy and postpartum already has enough pressure on it !
Thoracic mobility is often overlooked as part of an exercise program. But it is essential to prevent aches and pains, especially as this upper back area becomes really strained when nursing or breastfeeding a baby commences. Plus if your upper back or thoracic area is out of alignment your deep core can not activate and function effectively. It’s all connected !
Here are 2 easy moves you can start today to improve your thoracic spine mobility – suitable for any trimester of pregnancy
Core synergy includes your spine !
In my Ultimate Pregnant Core program our focus goes way beyond just kegels. It is all about total body movements to get your body and core working in the ultimate synergy. When this happens pregnancy and postpartum aches and pains are avoided, you are less likely to get the dreaded postpartum pooch, plus your body will function better for life.
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