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Trigger Point Blog — Winged Scapula

Massage Therapy - Treating Winged Scapula

Posted by Judith Winer on

Stuart Hinds Demonstrates Passive/Positional Release Massage Techniques   Winged Scapula is a problem that affects a small, but wide-ranging, part of the population The scapula, or shoulder blade, is the largest bone of the shoulder and has 17 different muscles attached to it. These muscles both stabilize the arm and allow it to move. The muscles move together like a well-oiled machine but when things go wrong it can be difficult to address and can lead to the scapula “winging". This is where the shoulder blade sticks out on the back, rather than lying flat against the back of the...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Serratus Anterior

Posted by Team NAT on

Treating Serratus Anterior Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   The Serratus Anterior Pain is Often Mistaken for C8 Nerve Problems Actions will change, depending on the origin or insertion being fixed. With the arm static, movement occurs at the ribcage, accelerating or decelerating the ribs as required (e.g. forced exhalation). Pain will be experienced on the side of the ribcage, traveling into the armpit and posteriorly to the medial aspect of the inferior angle of the scapula. Pain is often mistaken for C8 nerve problems, as pain is referred down the inside of the arm into the palm, fifth...

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