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Trigger Points – Back Pain Across the Lower Ribs

Client’s Description These people complain of a band of pain across the mid back. They reach back and trace a band across their mid back. At this point, I have them stroke an ice cube over the arch of the ribs, in the front. They usually have a look of disbelief but comply. Then, I have …

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Trigger Points – Wide Band of Pain Across the Top of the Hips

Client Description These people complain of a band of pain across the top of their hips. I ask them to be specific. Is it all the way across? Is it a small strip in the middle? There are several patterns in this area that produce similar pain patterns. They open their fingers a few inches and, …

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Rectus Abdominus- Functional Anatomy

Rectus Abdominus Rectus abdominus connects the 5th, 6th and 7th rib to the pubic bone through the spine and sacrum. Origin – pubic crest, tubercle, and symphysis Insertion – ribs 5-7, (primarily rib 5) and the xiphoid process (when present) Function – flexion of the trunk, assists in exhalation The rectus abdominus is encased in the rectus …

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