Kneeling thoracic stretch (Mobility)

Kneeling thoracic stretch (Mobility)

What you should feel?? When performed correctly, you will feel a stretch in your thoracic spine. It may be very strong, or mild depending on your current flexibility or how far you are pushing the movement.


  • Start in a kneeling position, with one arm bent and hand by the side of your head
  • Take the bent elbow in towards the opposite arm
  • and then rotate the upper body to take the bent elbow up towards the ceiling
  • Continue for the agreed amount of sets and reps

Main muscles targeted:

  • Thoracic spine

Main benefits:

This exercise is designed to safely and gradually increase your mobility/ movement in the thoracic spine and upper lumbar region. Increased mobility can have an injury prevention effect and also prevent chronic stiffening due to a lifestyle that restricts movement in this area.