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by Erik Dalton Ph.D. Kinetic Chain Assesment Manual and movement therapy blogs are abuzz touting the importance of thoracic spine (t-spine) mobility, as if it were a new discovery. But is it? Structural integration innovator Ida Rolf determined the effectiveness of her work could be enhanced by first freeing the rib cage, chest wall, and …

Massage therapists know that a lack of movement in one area affects other areas, but it's difficult to understand how freeing the ribs can aid thoracic mobility.

Psoas major and rectus abdominus

The psoas major and the rectus abdominis muscles have an important relationship inside the body even though they don’t literally work together. Muscles relate to each other in many different ways. Sometimes they work in opposition—for .

If you sleep on your back use a soft pillow which you can mould to support the hollow of your neck.  When sleeping on your side, use your pillow to support the hollow of your neck, so your neck is straight and not tilted up or down.  Beware of the backwash at the hairdresser, ensure there is padding between your neck and the hard basin.  Neck excercises that strain the neck or reverse the natural curve is not advised, especially if there are lots of repititions. www.bodystressrelease.nl

Sleep positions for best sleep and happy body! Our doctors at The Joint at Mueller often discuss this with our patients. Be sure to have the correct pillow for sleeping on your back or side and avoid stomach sleeping.

A tight psoas can give the appearance of having a pot belly stomach that is not necessarily about being or having too much fat. A while back in the land of Facebook there were a bunch of images going around about how we carry the fat on our bodies—are you an apple, ...

The psoas major and the rectus abdominis muscles have an important relationship inside the body even though they don’t literally work together. Muscles relate to each other in many different ways. Sometimes they work in opposition—for .

Neck Pain and Posture

Neck Pain and Posture Neck posture and movement occurs through an interplay between muscle, nerves, and the brain. As neck pain develops there appears to be a reduction in our ability to properly p…

Fascial Fitness: Training in the Neuromyofascial Web More than you'll ever need to know about fascia...interesting details.Last half of article addresses "how" to exercise.

Fascial Fitness: Training in the Neuromyofascial Web More than you'll ever need to know about fascia.Last half of article addresses "how" to exercise.