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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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Low Back Pain and The Pelvic Ligaments

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. This …

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