Standing Thoracic Whips

Thoracic whips are a great way to improve shoulder, thoracic, and cervical mobility. If a patient meets the UQ Clinical Practice Patterns of
  • limited cervical SB and retraction
  • limited shoulder extension/IR
  • limited trunk rotation
  • all to the involved side
– The Thoracic Whip is indicated, especially after motion is still limited or Sx improvement has plateaued after improving cervical retraction and SB to full, threat free end range.
The thoracic whip is often instructed in sitting, and if indicated to perform repeatedly throughout the day to “stay ahead of” the reset and/or to “lock in” the new movement. Essentially, it needs to be performed regularly enough until the CNS is convinced the new normal is safe. Standing thoracic whips are my preferred alternative since they can be performed anywhere.
Standing Thoracic Whips

It’s one of my main warm ups before running/working out! Try it and let me know what you think on the facebook page!

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bettydroche

My interest in health and fitness started at a young age. Even though I had been educated and trained as an engineer in Europe I always want to follow my passion. I have made some guest appearances on a health educational program TV in Europe and, this experience, has made me follow my passion of sharing wellness information with others.

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