Here’s a clip of some simple ball work for the upper back that can help reduce healing time for mild inflammation in muscles and their surrounding connective tissues. As always, do not roll on severely inflamed, bruised or broken tissue – use your judgment of your body’s healing process to assess when ball work would feel therapeutic. This clip is part of a longer upper back ball sequence included in the YTU Therapy Ball Upper Body Series.
Sarah Court is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Yoga Tune Up® Teacher Trainer, and the creator of Quantum Leap. She teaches public workshops, anatomy for yoga teacher trainings, and trains Yoga Tune Up® teachers worldwide. She developed and teaches her Quantum Leap continuing education program to make sophisticated movement science easy for movement teachers to understand and apply to their teaching.
Sarah received her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Mount St. Mary’s University. She brings significant clinical experience to her teaching, attracting clients and students with a desire to move intelligently, regain mobility, or manage chronic conditions.
Sarah is an award-winning graduate of Princeton University, and edited the Yoga Tune Up® blog for 5 years. She has been featured on exercise.com and The New York Times. Find her Yoga Tune Up® schedule here or go to her full website.