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Extrinsic Back Muscles- Functional Anatomy

Extrinsic Back Muscles Extrinsic back muscles connect the occiput, spine, and pelvis to the upper extremity. They elevate and depress the scapula but, mostly, retract the scapula. Click on the images below for more informationContinue reading

Trapezius – Functional Anatomy

Trapezius The trapezius is a triangular muscle that connects the occiput, cervical vertebrae, and thoracic vertebrae to the shoulder girdle through the ribs, manubrium, and sternum. It has three sections: upper, middle and lower. TheyContinue reading

More than surviving.

Annie (her alias) is a Texan grandmother in her late 60s. She started working with me years ago. She has some real problems with degenerative discs in her neck. We’ve been through a lot. I’veContinue reading

Trigger Points – Sore shoulder from strap or lifting overhead

Client’s Description People complain of a couple of different things. Active people complain of pain on the top of their shoulder when lifting their arm. When I ask them to lift their arm, it doesn’t really hurtContinue reading

Understanding Trigger Points – Irritating Tags, Burning Shoulders

This post is especially interesting for people with sensory processing disorder. This trigger point creates an aggravating burning or itching sensation between the shoulder blades. It is associated with a trigger point in the middleContinue reading

Understanding Trigger Points – Neck Pain with Sore Shoulder

Clinical experience reveals that a neck pain with a shoulder pain usually comes from other trigger points. The sore shoulder usually comes from the middle trapezius trigger point. The trigger points activated by a displacedContinue reading

Connecting Sensory Integration and Trigger Points

In the mid-90s, I started working with an OT that specialized in Sensory Integration. She was one of the best. More than that, she ran seminars that brought the icons of Sensory Integration treatment intoContinue reading

Understanding Trigger Points – Headache At Your Temple

Client Description People touch their temple and say, “I have a headache right here.” When I ask them for other things that are bothering them, they usually complain of a stiff neck. It is also commonContinue reading