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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 , …

Soft tissue techniques for the neck

It is important to test general neck movement first to determine which movements are restricted and also to differentiate between true soft tissue restrictions and a neuromuscular lesion. Remember that many neck pain syndromes are simply a result of a thoracic spine that is stuck in flexion. Refer to my …

Thoracic spine mobility

We spend the first 9 months of our development in a fetal position and by the age of about four years old we have achieved an upright position. Our movement patterns do not support a healthy dynamic upright posture and it seems that we slip back into the fetal position at an …

Correcting standing posture

Our mothers were right when they told us to stand up straight. Not only do you look better but your joints are able to sit easily on top of one another with very little muscular effort. Good posture should be easy and comfortable with no particular muscle group working too …