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Therapist Notes – Serratus Posterior Superior

Serratus posterior superior is strongly governed by the costovertebral joints of the upper thoracic spine. These fixations are almost always associated with locally displaced vertebrae, especially the shearing of C7 and the upper thoracics in Forward Head posture. Serratus posterior superior is involved in shoulder pain over 90% of the time and should be checked …

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

In today’s culture, this is almost always a problem with being chronically bent forward while working on paperwork or with a screen. One of my clients also got this from knitting while her family watched TV at night. This post offers a couple of different approaches to being seated without pain, one for the more …

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Serratus Posterior Superior – Functional Anatomy

Serratus posterior superior attaches to C6-T3 and inserts on ribs 2-5, trapping the 2nd and 3rd thoracic vertebrae. There is a thin sheet of connective tissue that continues from the short bellies of the muscle on the rib to the supraspinous ligament over the spinous process. The width of this aponeurosis varies significantly among dissections …

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Breathing Exercises for Upper Back Pain

Self Care – Breathing exercise for upper back pain

I have many clients who come to me for problems in their upper back. Some have “forward head posture.” Some have that sharp stitch when they take a breath. Some have pain between the shoulder blades. Some just have tightness and discomfort. I have given this technique to a lot of people with great results. …

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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. This pain can become so vague, unreachable, and constant that people do not consider it in their pain patterns anymore. When that happens, and this trigger point continues to worsen, people begin to complain about the elbow and wrist pain. People …

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