Mid back mobility
In the above video, Anthony from Physio K runs you through a couple of exercises that are great for improving your mid-back mobility.
1. Bow and arrow
Laying on your back, you're going to have both of your arms in front of you and both of your knees bent. Your hands are going to be together out in front of you. Now, just as if you were drawing a bow and arrow, you're going to pull one arm back, bending your elbow all the way across your body. Now the goal of this exercise is to touch the ground. But if you can't get there at the start, don't worry about it, bit by bit as you start to improve you'll notice that you can make it further and further closer towards the ground. For these exercises, we generally recommend that you do 10 each side and you repeat them three times a day.
2. Book opener
In the exact same position as the previous exercise with knees bent and hands together, you're going to open up, keeping your elbow straight this time, opening up all the way, reaching for the roof and coming straight back down again. Like the previous one, the goal is to touch the floor on both sides at the same time. But if you don't get there at the start, don't worry about it. We're going to go for 3 sets of 10 for those exercises.
In the same starting position, try to reach up above your head, trying to drag your hand all the way across. Try to keep your hand in contact with the ground as you do this. It's important to remember for all of these exercises that your head follows your hand everywhere it goes.
4. Variation of the world's greatest stretch.
For this one, you're going to be up on your hands and knees. The goal for this to start off, is having your hips and your shoulders square with your body then reaching with your right hand, you're going to come underneath your body, going as far as you can, and then opening straight up towards the roof and coming down again. For this one here, we're looking at doing three sets of ten on both sides.
If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to contact us or come in for a clinic visit.