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Self Care – Pain in Shoulder or Forearm while Steering

You can get temporary relief from pain in the shoulder and forearm while driving by changing your steering habits and using topical creams. Lasting relief is possible with stretching in most cases For Your Safety, Change Driving with your hand on the top of the steering wheel is dangerous in cars with airbags. Also, the …

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Self Care – Seated Posture

There are a number of posts where I discuss problems created by poor seated posture, so here’s a post about how to sit to avoid creating problems. In this post, I explore 2 different approaches to minimize the pain and discomfort of sitting at a desk. First, actively sitting in a balanced posture and secondly, …

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Self Care – 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 really does reduce shoulder and upper back tension in a magical way. I noticed big differences over the 1st month that …

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Therapist Notes – Infraspinatus

The infraspinatus muscle is a common problem in the shoulder and the most likely to generate pain when the client sleeps on their side. Its position in the shoulder is critical for stabilizing the head of the humerus from shifting forward. Assessment of the Patterns The infraspinatus is one of the most commonly occurring pain …

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NMT Protocols – Posterior Scapula

This protocol focuses on the rotator cuff tendons, called the SITS tendons as an acronym for the four muscles, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, subscapularis. It works well when it follows the treatment of the sub-occipitals, lamina groove and SITS tendons. These two muscles are the primary targets of treatment in this protocol.

NMT Protocols – SITS Tendons

This post reviews the anatomy of and may be helpful before reviewing this protocol. This protocol focuses on the rotator cuff tendons, called the SITS tendons as an acronym for the four muscles, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, subscapularis. This protocol works well when it follows the treatment of the sub-occipitals and cervical lamina.

Self Care – Pain in Shoulder Joint or Inside Shoulder Blade

This post helps you get relief from trigger points in the infraspinatus muscle. Trigger points along the upper section create that nagging shoulder pain when sleeping. Also, trigger points along the inside border create pain between the shoulder blades. Change your sleeping position: You can reduce shoulder pain from this rotator cuff muscle by changing …

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Using Anatomy Illustrations to Assess Restrictions.

I have taken on a new project to teach anatomy for yoga. I am in the process of building an anatomy section for a quicker, practical understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology. I will be expanding my posts on the origin, insertion, function and trapped bones.  When I talk to yoga teachers, the illustrations seem …

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Deltoid – Functional Anatomy

Deltoid   Deltoid is a triangular muscle that works closely with the rotator cuff muscles to lift the humeral shaft superiorly. It is also key in preventing dislocation of the humerus when lifting heavy loads. All bellies Origin – lateral third of the clavicle, acromion and spine fo the scapula Insertion – deltoid tuberosity of the …

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