Soft tissue techniques for the first rib

The first rib sits above the clavicle and serves as an attachment point for the scalenes. Neck pain , thoracic outlet syndrome and chest pain can be a symptom of a raised first rib.

Below are some gentle but effective mobilisations to push the first rib back down again.

I did not mention it but please remember to address breathing patterns first.If you have a chronic chest breather teach them how to activate the diaphragm with crocodile breath