Tag: oitf-chest-extrinsic

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   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 humerusContinue 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

Trigger Points – Tender, Sensitive Breasts

Client Description Women complain of fibrocystic nodules in the breast tissue and tenderness. Men and women both complain of a hypersensitive nipple. The illustration shows a solid area, but the reports are about sensitivity or nodulesContinue reading

Trigger Points – Pain in front of shoulder when reaching out to the side

Client’s Description People complain of pain in the front of the shoulder when reaching to the side while their arm is at shoulder level. It is easy to adapt movement to avoid this unless there isContinue reading

Trigger Points – Hard to Resolve Forearm Pain

Pain across the chest and down the arm is similar to the sensations of heart attack. Most of my clients have already checked with their heart specialist and tests show that they are OK. PeopleContinue reading