Physiotherapy for the Torso and Abdomen
The thoracic spine consists of 12 vertebrae (T1-12) located between the cervical spine (neck) and lumbar spine (lower back). Facet joints lie between adjacent vertebrae and allow movement to occur. A complex arrangement of ligaments and small muscles support and stabilise the thoracic spine. Injury often occurs from high impact sports however pain can also be caused by posture in every day activities.
Physiotherapy plays a significant role in most of the injuries and pain experienced in the torso and abdomin. A thorough assessment is imperative to make an accurate diagnosis. Physiotherapy may consist of: manual therapy, a strengthening and stretching program, postural re-education, workplace adjustments and/ or bracing/ taping etc.