Tag: oitf-serratus-posterior-superior

NMT Protocols – Lamina Groove

This routine is one of the most useful back routines in neuromuscular. It is the “spinal adjustment” of neuromuscular work. Multiple passes of gentle friction loosen the fixated vertebrae and release the interspinal muscles. IContinue reading

NMT Protocols – Rhomboid and Serratus Posterior Superior

This routine is most commonly used as a part of a more complete approach to Forward Head Posture. It works well when it follows the treatment of the posterior upper cervical region, scalenes, and theContinue reading

Therapist Notes – Serratus Posterior Superior

Serratus posterior superior is strongly governed by the costovertebral joints of the upper thoracic spine. These fixations are almost always associated with locally displaced vertebrae, especially the shearing of C7 and the upper thoracics inContinue reading

Self Care – Can’t Reach Pain Under the Shoulder Blade

Once in a while, this problem starts by awkwardly reaching up and back, but usually, this is a chronic problem.  The muscle tightens because the upper ribs have become chronically elevated. Also, there is theContinue reading

Serratus Posterior Superior – Functional Anatomy

Serratus Posterior Superior Serratus posterior superior attaches to C6-T3 and inserts on ribs 2-5, trapping the 2nd and 3rd thoracic vertebrae. There is a thin sheet of connective tissue that continues from the short belliesContinue reading

Breathing Exercises for Upper Back Pain

Breathing exercise for upper back pain

I have many clients who come to me for problems in their upper back. Some have “forward head posture.” Some have that sharp stitch when they take a breath. Some have pain between the shoulderContinue reading

Trigger Points – Can’t Reach Pain Under the Shoulder Blade

Client’s Description People complain of pain under the shoulder blade that can’t be reached. It aches fairly constantly. This pain can become so vague, unreachable and constant that people do not consider it in their pain patternsContinue reading