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Posterior Scapula – Neuromuscular Massage Protocol

This protocol focuses on the attachments and muscles of the posterior scapula. You can find a more complete therapy approach including integrative treatment sequencing in these therapy notes for upper trapezius, middle trapezius, infraspinatus, supraspinatus and teres minor.

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The trapezius is complex. It is sometimes called the “coat hanger” of the pectoral girdle. You can read more about it in this post on anatomy of the trapezius muscle.

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This rotator cuff muscle externally rotates the glenohumeral joint. You can read more about that in this post about infraspinatus.

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This simple little muscle lives in the center of a complicated structure. Read more in this post about the teres minor anatomy.

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This strip of muscle often works closely with the deltoid but produces more pain. Learn more in this post about supraspinatus anatomy.

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This routine is from The WorkBook of Classical Neuromuscular Therapy. Created at the ASHA School of Massage, it has trained thousands of therapists for more than 15 years.

These routines are intended for mindful review by bodywork professionals and are not appropriate as self-care for non-professionals. Self-injury could occur.

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