Keep That Thoracic Spine Moving!
The thoracic spine refers to our upper or middle back. While its primary role is protecting our internal organs, it also significantly impacts our spine’s mobility. Try this thoracic spine mobility warm-up before hitting the course to avoid a low back injury this golf season.
- Lie on your side with your knees bent and arms outstretched.
- Keeping your shoulders and hips firmly on the ground, slowly rotate your top arm in the opposite direction (towards the floor).
- Rotate until tightness develops in your shoulders and mid-back and return to the start position.
Repeat 5-10 times on both sides.
Caution: Focus on thoracic movement and take notice if you have any previous shoulder injuries and instabilities.
Warm-up well and hit the links pain-free this year. You might even be able to improve your score as there’s no doubt that proper swing technique is an essential element for a consistent game.