Trouble Looking Over Your Shoulder? This Technique Will Help: Upper Thoracic Joint Mobilization with Patient Movement

Trouble Looking Over Your Shoulder? This Technique Will Help: Upper Thoracic Joint Mobilization with Patient Movement

We make a ton of training videos for our staff and other PTs around the world. Occasionally we  share them on our blog so those suffering needlessly can see how our hands-on physical therapy helps others to get back to the active lifestyles they want and deserve.

Below is one such video showing an example of treatment techniques for Upper Thoracic Joint Mobilization with Patient Movement.

 

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Soft Tissue Mobilization for neck pain – Do not forget about the triceps

Soft Tissue Mobilization for neck pain – Do not forget about the triceps

We make a ton of training videos for our staff and other PTs around the world. Occasionally we  share them on our blog so those suffering needlessly can see how our hands-on physical therapy helps others to get back to the active lifestyles they want and deserve.

Below is one such video showing an example of mobilization techniques for Soft Tissue Mobilization for neck pain – Do not forget about the triceps!

 

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I Have a Crick in My Neck … Can you Help with that?

I Have a Crick in My Neck … Can you Help with that?

I occasionally get the above question, and the short answer is, “Yes, of course.” What people call a “crick in the neck” can come from a few different things, but in my experience, the majority of these painful scenarios occurs when the tissue surrounding a neck joint (called the joint capsule) gets pinched inside the joint. This can happen during sudden head movements, while lifting objects, and also when you sleep with your neck in an awkward position. The joint capsules have a lot of nerve endings and are very sensitive. When this occurs, the reaction of the muscles in the neck is to tighten up and protect the area, which is why a “crick in the neck” almost always has muscle spasms associated with it. These spasms add to the painful, stiff, debilitating condition that, for some, will go away within a few days but for many others will leave some level of tightness and pain for months. This can ultimately turn into a chronically stiff and often painful neck. (more…)

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