Thoracic Spine Assessment and Treatment

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Lesson Plan

This course will help you obtain a greater understanding of the thoracic spine and learn more strategies to help people move out of their pain and/or dysfunction.

Learn easy practical solutions for patients and clients

  • Describe type 1 and type 2 thoracic motion
  • Discuss thoracic spine during gait
  • Illustrate type 1 and type 2 thoracic spine stretches
  • Recall speeding up and slowing down segments
  • Discuss hip/shoulder relationships and the thoracic spine


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Course Access: 1 year for on demand. For subscription customers – access as long as you have the subscription account.
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Course Outline: (1 hour)
Hip / shoulder relationships (5 min)
Sagittal, frontal and transverse planes and movement (14 min)
Shoulder relationship assessments (5 min)
Thoracic Spine Integrated Assessment (13 min)
Thoracic Type 1 & 2 stretch at wall or door (11 min)
Thoracic Motion: Progressing the Lateral Line (5 min)
Speeding up or slowing down segments (3 min)


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Thoracic Spine Assessment and Treatment Course

Course Instructor

Adam Wolf, PT Adam Wolf, PT

Adam is a clinician, author, and educator. His professional credentials include Licensure in Physical Therapy (IL) and Massage Therapy (IL), Fellow of Applied Functional Science (Gray Institute), Level III Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) practitioner, Enhance Running Technician, & Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) practitioner. His professional career spans nearly two decades and includes clinical, management, consulting, education, performance/strength and conditioning, as well as ownership roles. His professional interests lie in a deeper understanding of human movement combined with manual medicine, and creating innovative therapy and business paradigms that facilitate the growth of his patients and colleagues. Adam presents internationally to fitness and rehabilitation professionals and is co-owner of REAL pt, located in Chicago, and is the author of the recently released book, REAL Movement: Perspective on Integrated Motion & Motor Control.

Thoracic Spine Assessment and Treatment Course