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Neuromuscular Masssage – Rhomboids & Serratus Posterior Superior

This neuromuscular massage protocol from The Workbook of Classical Neuromuscular Massage is best sequenced with other protocols. It addresses the rhomboid major, rhomboid minor and serratus posterior superior. However, it needs to be combined with other protocols, especially the lamina groove protocol, which catches the medial attachments. Review of Serratus Posterior Superior These therapy notes …

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Therapist Notes – Serratus Posterior Superior

Serratus posterior superior produces an ache under the shoulder blade that is easily confused with the referral patterns of other muscles. It is involved in shoulder pain more than 90% of the time. It is distinctive when it produces the associated elbow and lateral wrist pain. Serratus posterior superior acts as a 5th scalene muscle. …

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Self Care – Can’t Reach Pain Under the Shoulder Blade

Typically, people ignore this pain that can’t be reached under the shoulder blade until it becomes chronic. At that point, these trigger points are stubborn and require a little regular self-care for lasting changes. That almost always means some changes in activities. As well, stretching and exercises are needed to free the tight joints and …

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Serratus Posterior Superior – Functional Anatomy

Serratus posterior superior is a thin, flat muscle in the upper back. It anchors on the spine and assists in the breathing process by lifting the ribs. It is deep to the extrinsic back muscles but straps over the erectors and other intrinsic back muscles. Anatomy Overview This muscle is the most superficial of the intrinsic …

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Self Care – Breathing exercise for upper back pain

These exercises for relief from upper back pain can be very effective when done properly and regularly. Many clients balk at making the magazine rolls. So, I have added a few items that may make it easier to get started. I have given this technique to a lot of people with great results. Some have …

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Can’t Reach Pain Under the Shoulder Blade

People complain of pain under the shoulder blade that they can’t reach. It aches fairly constantly. It is a bothersome ache that they can’t shake. They may get temporary relief from a hot shower or exercise. Sometimes, it becomes so vague, unreachable and constant that they just ignore it. When that happens, and this trigger point …

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