Tag: oitf-extrinsic-back-muscles

Musculoskeletal Illustrations

I recently started adding some new illustrations of muscles into my blog posts. Years ago, started illustrating because I wanted to support my manuals with illustrations that struck a balance between simple and clear. I studiedContinue reading

Understanding Trigger Points – Stiffness up the side of the neck

This referral pattern creates pain up the back and side the neck while you turn your head. When it is very active, it also creates soreness and pain under the shoulder-blade. The exact location ofContinue reading

Understanding Trigger Points – Neck tension when wearing a heavy coat

An interesting post for people with upper neck pain when carrying a bag in one hand or tension when wearing a heavy coat. This trigger point creates a focus of pain in the upper neckContinue reading

Understanding Trigger Points – Irritating Tags, Burning Shoulders

This post is especially interesting for people with sensory processing disorder. This trigger point creates an aggravating burning or itching sensation between the shoulder blades. It is associated with a trigger point in the middleContinue reading

Understanding Trigger Points – Neck Pain with Sore Shoulder

Clinical experience reveals that a neck pain with a shoulder pain usually comes from other trigger points. The sore shoulder usually comes from the middle trapezius trigger point. The trigger points activated by a displacedContinue reading

Connecting Sensory Integration and Trigger Points

In the mid-90s, I started working with an OT that specialized in Sensory Integration. She was one of the best. More than that, she ran seminars that brought the icons of Sensory Integration treatment intoContinue reading

Understanding Trigger Points – Headache At Your Temple

Client Description People touch their temple and say, “I have a headache right here.” When I ask them for other things that are bothering them, they usually complain of a stiff neck. It is also commonContinue reading