Did you know you there are more than 70 joints in this area we call the thoracic spine?
Yes, there are 12 vertebrae in your thoracic spine, but each single vertebrae has multiple joints associated with it.
There are joints from thoracic vertebrae to thoracic vertebrae and also joints from rib to vertebrae.
That means many areas for motion to come from, but that also means a lot places for stiffness. Stiffness and limitations in ranges of motion are the more common problem that people face in the thoracic spine, especially as you age.
If you are reading this, then chances are you may be dealing with the problem mentioned above, and you may also be wondering - “how can I decrease the stiffness in this area.”
By the end of this blog, my goal is that you will have gained some solutions and actionable steps to find relief and improved range of motion in your thoracic spine.
The design of the thoracic spine is to act as a protective shield for our internal organs, but it...
If you're reading this and you've seen the blog on the Golfer's Pyramid, then fantastic!! If not, go and check that one out!!
The "Golfer's Journey" is related to the Golfer's Pyramid but this blog's purpose is to give more of an outline on the necessary steps, the 9-steps to be specific, on how you can go from a golfer is injured, stiff, and inconsistent to a golfer who plays when he wants, shoots lower scores, and feels great on of the course.
One of the biggest mistakes golfers make when deciding on getting help for their injury or when trying to work on their fitness is not starting by getting a golf-specific assessment with a provider who truly understands them. I'm talking about getting with someone who understands athletes and understands the demands, movements, and strategies it takes to put yourself in the best position to play golf well and lower your risk for losing time on the course due to injury.
The second mistake that tends to happen a golfer's...