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Posture and Headaches Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1quP2pgJTc&feature=youtu.be Every day we see the forward head posture and neck dysfunctions. Yes, there are many reasons that people get headaches. But one of the main culprits is the sub-occipitals. Exaggerated forward head posture creates increased cervical lordosis and to keep the eyes from looking down the client must hyperextend at the Occipital Atlanto joint …

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Posture and Headaches Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmBtr7fgpY0&feature=youtu.be The splenius capitis and cervicis have an important role and a hard one at that when clients have the forward head posture. Like some of the erector muscles that run parallel with the spine these splenius muscles travel in an oblique direction or in a diagonal zone. Unilaterally they can sidebend and rotate the …

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Latissimus Dorsi and Thoracolumbar Fascia

It is important to look at the thoracolumbar junction mainly the latissimus dorsi. Why? Well this muscle connects the shoulder girdle to the pelvis and is involved with lumbopelvic mechanics. Techniques that open up constricted chest wall soft tissues also reciprocally strengthen the lower shoulder stabilizers. Likewise, lengthening hypertonic lats and subscapularis muscles reciprocally strengthen …

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Upper Cross Strain Patterns and Dowager’s Hump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYkgQ1M-Rko&feature=youtu.be Most of us can agree that one of the major complaints we see as manual therapists is shoulder dysfunction or pain between the shoulder blades. Sometimes this can be caused by trauma but mostly we are going to see kyphosis which is the rounded back caused by upper cross strain patterns where restrictions occur …

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Low Back Pain and The Pelvic Ligaments

https://www.youtube.com/embed/PyGtWjDTa6Q Introduction Based on the foundational work of Erik Dalton’s Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT), Grey Cook’s Functional Movement Screen (FMS), and the Gait Guys. During movements that involve flexion, extension, and sidebending, the ligaments of the pelvis have very important roles stabilizing the hips and lumbar spine. One of these ligaments is the iliolumbar ligament. …

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Thoracic Spine Mobility

https://www.youtube.com/embed/mXZi3s2lWt4 Based on the foundational work of Erik Dalton’s Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT), Grey Cook’s Functional Movement Screen (FMS), and the Gait Guys. Over the past years, there has been a lot of talk about the importance of thoracic mobility. According to some research, when there is a thoracic mobility issue the suggestion is to …

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Atlas and Axis Articulation

https://www.youtube.com/embed/bszhMVRGzWw Based on the foundational work of Erik Dalton’s Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT), Grey Cook’s Functional Movement Screen (FMS), and the Gait Guys. Based on the foundational work of Erik Dalton’s Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT), Grey Cook’s Functional Movement Screen (FMS), and the Gait Guys. Many manual therapists, chiropractors, physical therapists, and trainers agree that …

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