On this page, our Physiotherapists at Pure have worked collaboratively to compile a series of exercise rehabilitation plans which we recommend performing at home for help with your recovery.
The exercises are categorised in to different stages based on the current symptoms you are experiencing and the level of progress you have made in your recovery and rehabilitation journey.
For the early plan, the focus is on improving soft tissue flexibility in the neck, upper back and chest to relieve built-up tension in these regions. The intermediate programme is designed to strengthen the chest and upper back using exercises which are easy to perform. This programme also includes a self-massage technique to reduce tension in the chest and an exercise to improve thoracic (mid-back) mobility. Finally, the advanced plan – for those requiring high levels of physical strength, focuses on overhead thoracic mobility and developing strength in the chest and back with more complex and challenging movements.
Click here for more information on Thoracic outlet syndrome including what it is, usual causes, what helps with diagnosis and how it can be effectively treated.
Please click here to be re-directed to our YouTube channel playlist for video demonstrations of each exercise recommended for thoracic outlet syndrome. Ensure you pay attention to the specific level of the exercises you have been prescribed (early, intermediate or advanced) and view only those videos so that you perform the correct exercises.
Although these exercises are recommended by us, we advise that you liaise with your Physiotherapist before attempting any exercises you have not been recommended.
If you experience continual worsening of pain/symptoms whilst performing any prescribed exercises, we recommended that you stop and contact your Physiotherapist.