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Therapist Notes – Splenius Capitis

Neuromusuclar massage and integrative treatment notes with links to anatomy and protocols. Splenius capitis originates from the lower cervicals and upper thoracics. It straps around the neck musculature and inserts on the occipital and temporal bones. That puts it in a perfect position to assist the contralateral sternocleidomastoid in rotating the head. The splenii muscles also …

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Self Care – Stiffness at the base of the neck

Self-Care for this pain stiff pain at the base of the neck can be quick and effective when the person is active and healthy. During the stretching, this person often gets a shifts in their neck. For the older or less-active person, this requires some relief strategies with more persistent stretching. If this is wincing …

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Neck-ache Headache, Eye-ache

People complain of a headache behind the eye.  When the headache pattern is severe, they trace their hand along the side of their head from the back of their neck, across their ear, and focus their fingertips on the eye.   There are several headache patterns in the eye, so I always ask for as …

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Headache on the Top of Your Head

Clients come in and touch the top of their heads, saying, “I have a headache on the top of my head.” Almost always, they lean forward with their chin up and turned to one side while talking. They will often bend at the waist while sitting to make this more comfortable. Many of them complain of …

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