Tag: oitf-scalenes

Self Care – Pain inside the shoulder blade when slouching while seated

Pain between the shoulder blades, especially chronic pain, is seldom rhomboids. Rhomboids usually dangle loosely and only produce pain when they are trapped between your ribs and a hard surface, like a wooden chair backContinue reading

Self Care – Pain in the Upper Back, Index Finger and Thumb

Here are some specific stretches that have been recommended by many sources over the years. They are proven to release scalenes and change your breathing pattern to prevent further thoracic outlet problems. Feeling some sensationContinue reading

Breathing Exercises to Reduce Shoulder Tension

One of my clients describes this as the best exercise for shoulder and upper back tension. He thinks that it should be the first exercise that I give people. Regardless of their problem. It reallyContinue reading

Self Care – Seated Stretches for Stiff, Swollen Hands

Here are some specific stretches that have been recommended by many sources over the years. Clinical experience has proven them to be effective for helping people who awaken with stiff and swollen hands. The anterior andContinue reading

NMT Protocols – Scalenes Supine

Scalenes are a sensitive and, often, complicated treatment approach. There are a number of things that need to be done so that the treatment is effective, longer-lasting and more comfortable for the client. Here isContinue reading

Therapy Notes – Scalenes

Palpation Structural anomalies are common in the scalenes. Developed palpation skills are needed to reach the proper belly for assessment and treatment. Be aware that the lateral tip of the cervical transverse process is bluntContinue reading

Self Care – Stiff, Swollen Hands in the Morning

Stiff and swollen hands are usually a problem when one sleeps on their back (as is often recommended) with their arms by their side. Some people avoid this problem, as well as “numbing and tinglingContinue reading

Trigger Points – Pain in the upper back, index finger and thumb

The scalene muscles produce several different problems from the torso into the arm and hand, but this is the most common complaint. Client’s Description People complain about pain just inside of the shoulder blade, andContinue reading

Scalene Muscles – Functional Anatomy

Scalene Muscles Scalenes are 3 (sometimes 4) muscles on either side of the neck. The 3 common bellies are name for their position; scalenus anterior, scalenus medius, scalenus posterior. The anomaly is called scalenus minimus.TheyContinue reading

Trigger Points – Pain inside shoulder blade when slouching while seated

Client’s Description People complain of aching along the inside of the shoulder blade that is annoyingly tender when pressed. It begins to ache when they are slumped forward at a desk so that the shoulderContinue reading