TOSposture

improve posture opening chest

We often find that we can improve posture by opening the chest muscles and fascia. Stretching and opening key tissues in the chest is a vital step in the process of correcting head forward posture and rounding of the shoulders. These postural challenges cause chronic pain, limit range of motion and are precursors to more serious problems.

Restriction in pec minor and related structures is a key element in Upper Crossed Syndrome and most cases of Forward Head Posture.

The Mighty Pec Minor

Pectoralis Minor is a small, but important muscle of the chest. However, perhaps we should think of it as a “front of the shoulder” muscle. It runs from our upper ribs to the coracoid process of the shoulder blade that reaches out past the front of the shoulder joint. Therefore, a tight pec minor rounds our shoulders.