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Therapist Notes – Semispinalis cervicis

This is almost always relieved when atlas is mobilized. That can be done with a number of techniques including cranial, intra-oral and anterior cervical NMT. Anatomy Review. This protocol loosens the suboccipital region, which, as a rule of thumb, is the first step in treating around the cervical spine. This pain pattern is often used …

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Self Care – Headache at the back of your head

Self-care is focused on stretching and avoiding compression of the neck just under the skull. The trigger point will release and the headache/tension is relieved when the upper and mid cervicals are able to move without binding restrictions. The semispinalis muscles stretch from the lower thoracics up to the cranium. They vary in their attachments …

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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 studied lots of illustrations and began to see the advantages and disadvantages of different styles; realistic, line drawings, photos, etc. I …

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Understanding Trigger Points – Headache at the back of your head

Client’s Description This pattern creates a strong band of tension along the base of the head that comes up over the back of the head. It comes from the semispinalis cervicis muscle. When it is only active on one side the pain is focused at the base of the head and creates tension that mostly …

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