Forums General mobilizing the levator scapulae and rhomboids muscles

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    • #71170
      AvatarLaurie Waller
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      Hi Everyone,

      Could you please suggest some good mob techniques for mobilizing the upper back muscles. This is a big problem area for me, there is always tightness in the upper back and I end up injuring the levator scapulae once every couple of month. I already do a lot of mobility on my upper back daily but it does not help completely resole the issue. I work on thoracic spine mobilizations, banded stretches and lacross ball, gemini smash almost daily but the problem does not go away. 
    • #75419
      AvatarNathan Richer
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      how does your posture look from head to toe? you may be mobile in the t-spine but something else in the system could be messing you up.

      what movement(s) cause the injury to the levator scapula? it could be your exercise form there too.
    • #75420
      AvatarLaurie Waller
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      I think the posture looks OK now, it has improved a lot since I started working on T-Spine mobility. Used to have shoulders significantly forward. 

      Injuries usually happen during overhead movements, like shoulder press, clean and jerk.
      My traps, levator scapulae and rhomboids is pretty tight, I think if I can mobilize these tissues I will solve a lot of the problems with the neck.
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