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Have you got neck, lower back or shoulder pain? This exercise can improve mobility of the mid-back, also known as the thoracic spine. Thoracic spine mobility is necessary to allow good shoulder range of motion and unrestricted breathing, as well as avoid overloading of the neck and lower back.
Key points:

  1. start in side lying with knees up level with the hips and arms together out front.
  2. Keep knees level as you rotate from the mid-back drawing the top shoulder towards the floor.
  3. If this aggravates the top shoulder, perform with a bent arm (bow and arrow).