In this video we show you how to assess thoracic extension as well as how to address it with a manual wedge technique and two ways to reinforce and improve thoracic mobility the first is a self mobilization or stretch and the second is an exercise. One exercise involves a foam roller or pool noodle and another with a physio or exercise ball. Thoracic extension limitations are very common and becoming more common in youth athletes due to sitting in kyphotic posture for long durations. The ability of the upper back to extend is extremely important for throwing athletes not only for velocity but also for injury prevention!
OAI Video Analysis (3-D Medical Perspective)
Video Analysis is a vital and absolutely necessary component of performance evaluation. It is critical to recognize biomechanical faults or tendencies in a throwers technique