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Sue Falsone Thoracic Spine Lecture

5 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

Sue Falsone is known among her peers as the go-to gal for T-spine knowledge, and in this lecture, The Thoracic Spine — The Missing Link to Core Stability, we learn how she got that reputation.


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Sue Falsone Thoracic Spine – Thoracic Spine Mobility – Thoracic Spine Mobility Drills

Sue Falsone is known among her peers as the go-to gal for T-spine knowledge, and in this lecture, The Thoracic Spine — The Missing Link to Core Stability, we learn how she got that reputation. First we get a brief guide to the spinal structure, and then she goes deeper with an education on how to use t-spine mobility and breathing to encourage core stability. Note: She references images from the pdf in her lecture, and you may want to have that handy the first time through.

“It really all ties together. When we look at the thoracic anatomy, it’s a kyphotic curve. When we’re born, obviously a baby is curled up into this little ball and has what’s called a primary curve.

“The primary curve is our kyphosis. We know in the cervical spine we have lordosis—our thoracic spine is a kyphosis. Our lumbar spine goes down into lordosis and then our sacral area is more in a kyphosis.” ~Sue Falsone


• Kyphosis & Lordosis (2:30)
• Osteokinematics of the Spine & Ribs (4:00)
• Associated Osteokinematics (12:15)
• Posture & Alignment/Old System & New System (14:55)
• Lewitt’s Nociceptive Chain (19:55)
• Respiration vs. Breathing (21:25)
• The Diaphragm (24:35)
• Accessory Muscles (29:40)
• Lung Volumes & Muscle Function (35:40)
• Postural Implications (39:30)
• Pelvic Floor & The Diaphragm – Open Scissor Position (42:55)
• Mobilization Techniques/Interventions (45:35)
• Postural Exercises/Stretches (54:15)
• Overhead Squat Solutions (1:01:25)


Sue Falsone is the Head Athletic Trainer and Head of Sport Performance with the US Soccer Men’s National Team. She’s the former vice president of Performance Physical Therapy and Team Sports at Athletes Performance, and also the former head athletic trainer and physical therapist for the Los Angeles Dodgers. You can connect with Sue or keep up with her work via her site at

Who Benefits?

Trainers, coaches and clinicians interested in thoracic spine anatomy and corrective drills

6 reviews for Sue Falsone Thoracic Spine Lecture

  1. :

    Sue does an exquisite job or describing the significance of the T spine. She starts with a very basic approach that allows even a lay person to understand then dives in deeper sharing her methodology of how the T spine is part of the core. It’s a top seller for a reason.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Osteokinematic description was bang-on and followed up with a great progressive exercise (mobility) section. Thanks, I will be ordering more!!

  3. 5 out of 5


    Excellent tutorial. Provides a thorough understanding of how the thoracic properly functions and what to do when it no longer does. Very informative section on proper breathing. Only topic which might have been included is thoracolumbar junction (T12/L1) pain and referrred pain, which I have been trying to overcome for over 4 months now with my Physical Therapist..

  4. 5 out of 5


    Thomas Meyers evidence based dissection of the myofascial connection of the longitudinal toe to tongue pathway and Porges polyvagal theory gives rise to new and interesting permutations of our current rudimentary understanding of movement theory. Here’s another interesting thought from Fishman &Saltontall: I’d like to hear your thoughts on this joint mobility issue and how it is considered a sub-chakra and avenue to better overall health

  5. 5 out of 5


    Excellent detail on the anatomical and biomechanical importance of this frequently neglected area. Coincides with the joint by joint approach, and goes much deeper into the functional importance of the musculature (especially the diaphragm), with great explanations of the physiology of breathing. Also provides ideas to apply immediately in the clinic.

  6. 5 out of 5


    This lecture was very helpful because of how Sue is able to get her message across to her listeners. She does speak with proper anatomical language but she does not attempt to “talk above anyone.” Her information was helpful and I would recommend this to anyone who would like to learn more about an area of the body that everyone would benefit from learning more about.

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Duration: 70 minutes; Transcript: 42 pages with images; Mp3 file size: 178 MBs

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