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Anterior Thorax Supine – Neuromuscular Massage Protocol

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Self Care – Cough less and cough with less pain

When you stop coughing, continue to practice social distancing. Act responsibly in protecting the health of yourself and others. Practically speaking, you can stimulate the skin in a waythat reduces the frequency and pain of coughing. This is based on a neurological principle discovered by English surgeon John Hilton. Loosely stated, hot, cold, and pain …

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Anterior Thorax (Chest) – Side Arm – Neuromuscular Massage Protocol

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Self Care – Doorway stretches for Chest Muscles

These doorway stretches are classic because they’re quick, effective and can be done almost anywhere. It is easy to stop at most doorways on your way back from the kitchen, office, or bathroom. They stretch the extrinsic chest muscles. Even with minimal effort, a few stretches a day can offer notable relief and postural change. …

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Therapy Notes – Serratus Anterior

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Self-Care – Nagging Pain Inside The Bottom of the Shoulder Blade

Here, you’ll find ways to get relief on your own from nagging pain just inside the bottom of your shoulder blade. Also, you can read about how people describe this pain and activities that aggravate the condition in this post. As much fun as it is to shop online and lean in, Sit up straight! …

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Nagging Pain Inside The Bottom of the Shoulder Blade

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People complain of nagging pain in the upper or mid-back, just inside the bottom of the shoulder blade. They have trouble determining what causes it or what to do for relief. They may also complain of sore ribs on that …

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Extrinsic Chest Muscles – Functional Anatomy

The anatomy of the extrinsic chest muscles is more complicated than the first glance suggests. They originate on the front of the axial skeleton and insert on the upper extremity. Generally speaking, they protract the scapula and draw the humerus toward the midline. This arrangement gets a little more complicated with the pectoralis major. The …

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Serratus Anterior – Functional Anatomy

Overview The serratus anterior has complex and variable anatomy. It is a broad, flat muscle with multiple bellies. It usually has eight sections, connecting the scapula’s vertebral border to each of the first eight ribs. Therefore, this structure makes it an extrinsic chest muscle. It is on the lateral trunk, under the scapula, extending like …

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Assess Pain and Restriction in Yoga with Anatomy

Here, I discuss how to target the muscle that is causing pain and restrictions in your yoga poses by understanding the underlying anatomy. I discuss several other posts that may be helpful in a deeper understanding of this particular problem, how to use these anatomy illustrations and related patterns. I am in the process of …

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