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We make a ton of training videos for our staff and other PTs around the world. We share them on our blog from time to time so you can see how effective hands-on physical therapy can be in getting people back to the active lifestyles they want and deserve. Below are two such videos showing examples of some manual therapy neck pain treatment techniques we use to relieve chronic pain.

Neck And Shoulder Pain Treatment With Distal Levator Scapulae And Infraspinatus Soft Tissue Mobilization

Video Transcription

(please excuse grammatical errors and the conversational nature of the transcription):

“We’re going to start slowly to the left. There is a lot of tension felt here at the lower segment of the upper trap, coming down here to the levator scapulae attachment. This is a pretty common line of tension.

I’m taking it past that attachment over the infra spinatus and infraspinatus fascia because the fascia doesn’t just stop at the attachment. As a profession, we’ve got to stop this habit of thinking in terms of muscles starting and stopping in one spot but rather think of them as a continuous structure connected by the soft tissue called fascia.

So after the technique, we retest the painful movement for improvement or changes. Ask the patient to look to the left as far as he or she can, and check on how the person is feeling.”

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Treating Neck Pain With Cervical Soft Tissue Mobilization With Active Patient Movement

Video Transcription

(please excuse grammatical errors and the conversational nature of the transcription):

“First, we’re going to do a retest. The patient does some of those movements again while I work on the neck. So let’s have the patient look straight down to the right. Earlier, the patient was pointing and showing her symptoms. Through my thumbs, I feel the lines of tension and follow them down. The patient looks back up and I repeat the procedure, this this time diagonally to the right. Lastly, have the patient repeat the painful movement and see if she feels and moves better.”

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