SURFERS SHOULDERS PART 1: Thoracic Spine Mobility

IF YOU SURF, WATCH THIS VIDEO.  Bottom line, as a surfer, your shoulders need to move well, and with the average person’s posture, shoulder mobility just isn’t going to be happening very well.  To improve shoulder mobility, you MUST first begin to improve thoracic spine mobility.  The exercises shown in this video are the first steps to creating healthy, mobile, strong shoulders.

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  • [...] sets up the scenario for lots of shoulder dysfunctions.  Correct that joint offset with spinal mobilizations, and tissue work on the muscles pulling you into that no good posture. Crappy posture isn’t [...]
  • [...] sets up the scenario for lots of shoulder dysfunctions.  Correct that joint offset with spinal mobilizations, and tissue work on the muscles pulling you into that no good posture. Crappy posture isn’t [...]
  • […] sets up the scenario for lots of shoulder dysfunctions.  Correct that joint offset with spinal mobilizations, and tissue work on the muscles pulling you into that no good posture. Crappy posture isn’t […]
  • […] What do you feel or see (you can also do this standing sideways to a mirror). Do you notice your ability to place your arm overhead increased when you put yourself into proper thoracic posture?  You should have. At this point, you should have an understanding of the importance of the thoracic spine related to the shoulder, and begin to see the need for proper posture for optimal shoulder health. While we can address posture and how to improve it in another post, we can start with a movement that will help restore thoracic spine to its regular mobility. […]

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