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Thoracic Spine Self-Loosening

How stiff is your spine?
In this video, Thoracic Spine Self-Loosening, I take my sister Lizzie, an elite triathlete, through how to do a "Selfie" on her Thoracic Spine which gets stiff due to all the time she spends training on her bike. 

Please remember to go gently to start, especially if you have hyper-mobility in your spine (is it very bendy and lacking in kyphosis?). If so, it would be safer to practice what I show you in next week’s video on Thoracic Spine Loosening when you are working on your client rather than doing a Selfie. Being tight is very common, but don't forget that not everyone has an excessive or stiff Thoracic spine.

Please note: This video should be used as a guide only and is not a substitute for the advice or prescribed course of treatment of qualified medical practitioners or physiotherapists. Participation in any of the exercises shown on this video is at your own risk.


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Anterior Tilt in Sitting and Deadlift

Retraining Lumbar Lordosis control for sitting and bending movements
In this video, I show you how to help your client begin to retrain certain stability muscles in their low back (Multifidis) in order to stop flexing in their Lumbar spine as much (losing their lordosis) during sitting and bending movements. Doing this simple exercise helps the body and mind to pinpoint which muscles it needs to “hold” when it is sitting or lifting. This is crucial for dealing with an achey low back.

Please note: This video should be used as a guide only and is not a substitute for the advice or prescribed course of treatment of qualified medical practitioners or physiotherapists. Participation in any of the exercises shown on this video is at your own risk.


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APA Sports Physiotherapist Rehab Trainer Founder and Educator

An Australian Sports Physiotherapist specialising in sports injury management, Ulrik has decades of experience working with personal trainers and their clients, including elite athletes and their coaches across Australia and the UK. His passion for giving fitness professionals competence to manage clients with injuries led him to develop the Rehab Trainer course which is now delivered internationally through his network of similarly-minded physiotherapists. 

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