Many headache sufferers we see in the physio clinic have a very stiff Thoracic spines.
This is the part of the back that runs from your upper shoulder blades down to the upper waist line.
**The thoracic spine is designed to move and be mobile**
Unfortunately for many of us - through excessive sitting, driving and generally poor posture, this part of the spine has lost its flexibility.
In particular the upper back starts to round over time.
This stiffness then leads to compensations - commonly tightness felt in the neck, shoulders leading to chronic headaches.
These foam roller exercises are designed to improve your posture, increase mobility through the thoracic spine and decrease the pressure on the head and neck.
If you are a headache sufferer, please give these exercises a try and let me know in the comments how you get on.