Thoracic Spine & Rib Dysfunction

The thoracic spine and rib cage can be a source of pain in regions such as the spine, chest, shoulders, neck, and lower back whilst also can cause referred pain anywhere in the arms and torso. It can be the source of poor posture, spinal scoliosis, inefficient loading mechanisms, digestive issues (such as reflux, indigestion and heart burn) and poor nerve supply to the abdominal musculature leading to 'weak core' muscles. The thorax and rib cage can also be responsible for non-optimal loading through the pelvis, lumbar spine and hips causing various osteoarthritic conditions in the lower limbs.

Thoracic spine and rib dysfunction are a specialized area of Physiotherapy that all our therapist's at PhysioMotion are trained and skilled at treating.

At PhysioMotion, we expertly treat the following thoracic & rib cage dysfunctions:

  • Stiffness & pain in the upper back, neck and shoulder region
  • Scoliosis from moderate to severe cases
  • Chest pain & breathing difficulties of musculoskeletal in origin
  • Poor posture
  • Digestive issues such as reflux, indigestion and heart burn
  • Shoulder pain related to the thorax and rib cage
  • Weak abdominal core muscles

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