Tag: oitf-chest-extrinsic

Doorway stretches for Chest Muscles

These doorway stretches are classic because they’re quick, effective and can be done almost anywhere. It is easy to stop at most doorways on your way back from the kitchen, office or bathroom. Even withContinue reading

Therapy Notes – Serratus Anterior

This muscle is often overlooked and not treated until other muscles have been treated, which produce similar pain patterns. These patterns include scalenes, rhomboids, erectors, pectorals and multifidi. Serratus anterior can be hard to resolveContinue reading

Self-Care – Nagging Pain Inside The Bottom of the Shoulder Blade

This pain is more likely to be caused by a weak and overstretched muscle instead of a short-tight one. If your shoulders hunch forward, this stretch will help. A vapo-coolant like Icy-Hot on the tenderContinue reading

Trigger Points – Nagging Pain Inside The Bottom of the Shoulder Blade

Client Description People complain of nagging pain in the upper or mid back, just inside the base of the shoulder blade. They have trouble determining what causes it or what to do for relief. TheyContinue reading

Extrinsic Chest Muscles – Functional Anatomy

 Extrinsic chest muscles, as you can see, originate on the front of the axial skeleton and insert on the upper extremity. Generally speaking, they protract the scapula and draw the humerus toward the midline. ThisContinue reading

Subclavius- Functional Anatomy

Subclavius Subclavius mostly assists in the protraction of the shoulder by depressing the clavicle. Origin -anterior costal cartilage of the first rib Insertion – medial inferior aspect of the clavicle Function – depresses the clavicleContinue reading

Serratus Anterior – Functional Anatomy

Serratus Anterior The serratus anterior is a fan-shaped muscle on the lateral wall of the thorax. It is a powerful protractor of the scapula and prevents the medial border of the scapula from winging out. ItContinue reading

Pectoralis Minor – Functional Anatomy

Pectoralis Minor Pectoralis minor is a fan-shaped muscle in the front of the shoulder that secures the lateral angle of the scapula to the rib cage. Superficially, it is covered by the pectoralis major. Studies for breastContinue reading

Pectoralis Major – Functional Anatomy

Muscle Dissection studies show that pectoralis major varies dramatically. There is commonly 2-5 laminates, sometimes 6 or 7, and sometimes the entire pectoralis is missing (Poland Syndrome). Also, the overlap of sections varies among studies.Continue reading

Using the anatomy illustrations to assess restrictions.

I have taken on a new project to teach anatomy for yoga. I am in the process of building an anatomy section for a quicker, practical understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology. I will beContinue reading