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Erik Dalton Blog

Anterior Scalene Technique

The three scalene groups derive their name from the Greek word skalenos meaning “uneven.” Although anatomists depict the scalenes as individual muscles, most touch therapists are aware of how they work together as a functional unit during neck sidebending and rotation

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First Rib Fixation Syndrome

https://player.vimeo.com/video/215826250 From  Motion Is Lotion course In last week’s Technique Tuesday newsletter we assessed the neck firing order pattern using the Head Raise Test. As

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Was Hippocrates Right About Scoliosis?

Ever since Hippocrates coined the term scoliosis to describe deformity of the spinal column, structural scoliosis (the fixed type) has occupied the attention of researchers, physicians and manual therapists

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Fig. 2 – Suboccipital Triangle

Suboccipital Triangle & Headaches

https://player.vimeo.com/video/286207036 From Advanced Upper Body Course Fig. 1 – Transitional muscular forces from above and below attached to C2 – Courtesy Robert Acland The second

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Tight Traps, Pecs and Lats

It is helpful for massage and bodyworkers to view muscle weakness from a neurological perspective. We’ve been taught that the voluntary skeletal muscle system is

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Freeing the Ribs

Treating Kinetic Chain Kinks Recent manual and movement therapy blogs tout the importance of thoracic spine (t-spine) mobility as if it were a new discovery.

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