Tag: oitf-intrinsic back

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

Trigger Points – Aching and Burning in the mid back

Client Description These people complain of aching or burning pain over the kidneys. Many of them have already had their kidneys checked but have not found any problems. If they have not had their kidneys checked, IContinue 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

Serratus Posterior Inferior – Functional Anatomy

Serratus Posterior Inferior Serratus posterior inferior originates on T11-L2 and inserts on ribs 9-12, trapping the 9th and 10th thoracic vertebrae. There is a thin sheet of connective tissue that continues from the short belliesContinue reading

Semispinalis Capitis – Functional Anatomy

Semispinalis Capitis Semispinalis Capitis connects the C4-T7 to the occipital bone trapping C1-C3. Dissection studies vary in their report of attachments on the thoracic vertebrae. They show that they not only vary in which vertebrae are attached butContinue reading

Semispinalis Thoracis – Functional Anatomy

Semispinalis Thoracis Semispinalis Thoracis connects T7-T10 to C6-T4 trapping T5-T6 in the middle. Origin – transverse processes of T6-T10 Insertion – Spinous processes of T1-T4 Function – Extension and some rotation of the thoracic vertebrae.     Continue reading

Semispinalis Cervicis – Functional Anatomy

Semispinalis Cervicis Semispinalis Cervicis connects the transverse processes of  T1-T6 to the spinous processes of C2-C5 trapping C6-C7. Origin – transverse processes of T1-T5 or T6 Insertion – Spinous processes of C2-C5 Function – Extension and someContinue reading

Trigger Points – Pain Around the Crest of the Hip

This is one of several posts about a stiff, fragile low back. A stiff low back is usually a combination of a binding intervertebral joint with more than one muscles involved. If you have a stiffContinue reading

Trigger Points – Fragile Low Back with SI Joint Pain

This is one of several posts about a stiff, fragile low back. A stiff low back is usually a combination of a binding intervertebral joint with more than one muscles involved. If you have a stiffContinue reading