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June 2012

Shoulder corrections , students in action

Here are two short little clips of my students using the shoulder assessments . Also the last clip is just a girl i saw who i thought had interesting shoulder blades . I always have my camera with me for cases like this , you never when you will bump …

Shoulder pain .

Please remember that a healthy shoulder is dependent on a healthy thoracic spine . When a client comes in and complains of shoulder pain the first thing i look at is T spine (Thoracic spine) extension and rotation .If one of these movements is lacking i will restore the pattern …

Breathing continued

This week we will move onto a progression for retraining breathing patterns .Once you are satisfied that your client has mastered crocodile breath it is time to progress the movement and make it more challenging . Important points to remember . The diaphragm is our primary muscle of breathing , …

Breathing patterns

If you watch a little baby breathing you will notice a lot of movement in the belly that is because babies use their diaphragm as the primary muscle of respiration . As we get older and are exposed to life¬† and stress many of us become chest breathers and use …