Patient Education

Key Treatment Technique For Mid-Back And Neck Pain – Mid Thoracic PA Spinal Mobilization In Supine

We make a ton of training videos for our staff and other PTs around the world. We sometimes share them on our blog so those in pain can see how quickly our hands-on physical therapy can help provide relief so patients can get back to the active lifestyles they want and deserve.

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Below is one such video showing an example of a spinal mobilization manual therapy technique.

Mid Thoracic PA Spinal Mobilization For Mid-Back And Neck Pain, With Patient In Supine Position.

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Video Transcription

(please excuse grammatical errors and the conversational nature of the transcription):

“I’m going to perform a very simple mobilization through the thoracic spine and the position of my hands is as follows: The two small fingers are going to be on the left side of her spinous processes. I’m going to bunch up my thenar eminence on the right side and then the spinous process will lay right in the middle.

Next, I’m going to do a general mobilization. There might be some pops. But I’m not going to be thrusting and going for pops. I’m just trying to gently move this area. Inform the patient of this, and ask them to let you know if it hurts at any point.

Let the patient lie on their back. Don’t let their arms cross at the forearms because we’re pushing and putting pressure through the arms, so that can hurt them if they’re crossed like that. So you place one elbow under the other. The patient must relax their back over my hand. Ask her to breathe in and out, relaxing gently.”

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