Corrective & Progressive Exercises for the Thorax



Part 1 - The Thorax in 3-Dimensional Breathing

The importance of thorax function during three dimensional breathing and why this is so important to overall stability and mobility.


Inside Part I:

  • Overview and introduction to the thorax series  (1:42)

  • Restoring and Maintaining Optimal Three Dimensional Breathing including functional anatomy and biomechanics (15:55) and (12:24)

  • Corrective Exercises 

    • Modified cat/camel (6:06)

    • Three dimensional breathing in happy baby position (11:26)

    • Supported squat (6:34)

    • Three dimensional breathing during exercise (5:37)

  • Part 1 Conclusion (:20)

Part 2 - The Role of the Thorax in Core Stabilization


Inside Part 2:

  • Introduction to Deep vs. Superficial Myofascial Systems of Thorax and the IMS ABCs. (3:57)

  • Training the thorax:  Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy (24.22)

  • Developing and executing corrective and progressive programs (9:34)

  • Modified Happy Baby with Leg Lift (6:08)

  • Heel Drop Pattern (3:02)

  • Dumbbell Pullover Pattern (5:21)

  • Medicine Ball Pattern (4:51)

  • Cable Chop Pattern (3:58)

  • Part 2 Conclusion (3:53)



Part 3 - Integrating the Thorax into Rotational Patterns for the Core

Improving rotation the movement that is so important to achieving performance goals, as well as, decreasing stress on the neck, low back and even the knees.


Inside Part 3:

  • Introduction to Rotation using Optimal Mechanics and IMS ABCs (3:04)

  • Training Rotation-Improving Thoracic Rotation through the best core stabilization exercises (24:45)

  • The IMS Corrective Exercise Strategy:  Release, Activate, Integrate (9:23)

  • Side lying Rotation Pattern (3:02)

  • Seated Trunk Rotation (3:00)

  • Standing with Rotation (3:16)

  • Cable Push Out Pattern (3:36)

  • Cable Chop High to Low Pattern (3:12)

  • The Thorax Part III Conclusion (4:07)

  • Series Conclusion (2:11)






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Dr. Evan Osar is the developer of the Integrative Movement Specialist™ certification designed specifically to aid the health and fitness professional to establish themselves as an invaluable part of their client’s health care team. In addition to his chiropractic degree, Dr. Osar has earned national certifications through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and The Soma Institute – National School for Clinical Massage Therapy.

He is the founder of The Institute for Integrative Health & Fitness Education formerly Fitness Education Seminars, an education company with the mission of helping health and fitness professionals recognize their role as a part of the solution to the health care crisis.

An internationally renowned speaker, Dr. Osar presents for several national and international organizations including American Council on Exercise, Club Industry, ECA World Fitness, IDEA, NSCA, Perform Better, Medical Fitness Association, Asia Fit, FILEX,  AECC, British Chiropractic Association and Norwegian Chiropractic Association and National University of Health Sciences.  He specializes in bringing advanced training and rehabilitation strategies to the fitness and health professional that works with the pre and post-rehabilitation and general population client. Additionally, he has authored several books, including Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Hip & Shoulder Dysfunction and the Psoas Solution, as well as, creating online digital products.  His mission is to help health and fitness professionals think bigger about their role in the lives of their clients.


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