Studies have shown that it's the stiffness that most often causes injuries, rather than the Kyphosis itself.
Maintaining and attaining mobility in your thoracic spine is a good idea for many reasons. Kyphosis of the thoracic spine is a virtual epidemic. Look around at everyone the next time you’re in a coffee shop or classroom and you'll see plenty of rounded backs and hunched shoulders, and everyone at some time or another has felt a little twinge of shoulder pain when working in the gym or making a sudden movement such as reaching for something on the back seat of a car.
It's no secret that back, shoulder, and neck pain is often related to poor posture. The problem is exacerbated by the amount of time that so many of us spend sitting in front of computer screens, using tablets, or holding mobile phones lodged between our ear and shoulder.
We try to find a few minutes to check thoracic spine mobility for every client. It's the stiffness that can often lead to injuries, and simple techniques like those demonstrated in this trigger point video, can make a huge difference.
Do not attempt to perform these trigger point treatment routines unless they fall within your professional scope of practice.
This trigger point therapy blog and the information contained in this website is intended to be used for information purposes only and is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or to substitute for a medical diagnosis and/or treatment rendered or prescribed by a physician or competent healthcare professional. This information is designed as educational material, but should not be taken as a recommendation for treatment of any particular person or patient. Always consult your physician if you think you need treatment or if you feel unwell.
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