Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
The self-treatment will mobilise the stiff and often immobile thoracic spine and lower back, alleviate headaches, aches and pains and ultimately improve performance. The process involved postural assessment in 3 planes (saggital, frontal and transverse) and techniques (3 ilterations) of treatment; these may involve some corrective exercises and soft tissue work.
The rack can be purchased (refer to ordering section) and is specifically designed to achieve mobility.
■ It allows you to stretch the anterior muscles of the chest and shoulders that are deemed short and often inflexible due to poor posture.
■ It mobilises the thoracic spine, increasing your ability to extend and rotate through this important area.
■ Mobilising the thoracic region helps increase the available movement in the shoulder and pelvic region, allowing us to move more freely and efficiently.
■ Serves as treatment equipment and later as fitness equipment during the maintenance phasse. Enhance quality of life over life cycle
Many good results and testimontials have been received from Sedentary adults, Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi practioners / instructors, cyclists, runners, swimmers, golfers, tennis players, badminton players, dancers, scoliosis clients, clients with low back pain / hand numbness / nerves impingement etc.
Thoracic Extension Rack - The perfect posture tool
Poor posture is becoming a real problem in modern day life. Without the correct amount of thoracic extension, the spine is restricted, ultimately contributing to injuries and areas of greater stress. Even the accumulative effects of sitting poorly, or some would say sitting at all, can contribute to postural related injuries, and often effect the efficiency of the way the body responds to work loads.
The racks shape is designed to reverse the poor postures we find ourselves in from day to day. These postures are worsened when we drive the car, sit at the computer, and lounge around at home.
What does it do?
Stretches the anterior muscles of the chest and shoulders, that are deemed short and often inflexible due to poor posture
Mobilises the thoracic spine, hence increasing your ability to extend through this crucial area.
Helps to increase flexibility in the pelvic region, allowing anterior rotation. This improves the upper body’s ability to achieve a mechanically efficient posture.