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Image 3. Sphinx Hyperextension Test: The client assumes a pain-free sphinx position and the therapist's soft palms apply very gentle pressure to each side of the lumbar spine. Record as positive for possible Z-joint pathology if the client reports localized low-back or gluteal pain.

Low Back Z-joint Pain: Addressing Facet Joint Syndrome

Clients with nonspecific low back pain may be experiencing mechanical wear and tear of the zygapophyseal joints, located in the posterior aspect of the lumbar spine. These bony articulations are commonly referred to as facet joints, but the proper terminology is zygapophyseal joints or Z-joints…

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Stomach-Sleeper’s Headache

The obliquus capitis inferior (OCI) muscles may be the most underappreciated of all the suboccipitals. Arising from the spinous process of C2 (axis) and inserting on the transverse process of C1 (atlas), their primary function is head-on-neck rotation…

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Treating the TMJ

From Technique Tour course Treating the TMJ It’s not uncommon to be in the final stages of a history intake when the client casually states,

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Revisited

Artists, bodyworkers, computer programmers, and writers are among those who suffer from overuse syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Although most of us have developed hands-on skills for relieving median nerve compression as it passes under the transverse carpal ligament, I believe…

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Inflamed joint capsule

Treating Frozen Shoulder & Adhesive Capsulitis

The term frozen shoulder has been around since the early 1930s, but research by Drs. Andrew and Robert Neviaser found that a stiff, painful glenohumeral joint doesn’t necessarily mean the shoulder is “frozen.”1 According to these authors, frozen shoulder and adhesive capsulitis are

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Miracle Of Motherhood

The miracle of motherhood is eloquently expressed when observing how perfectly the female body is designed to conceive, birth, and nurture a child. Following conception, a woman and her unborn baby unite in an oceanic blend of energy and identity. Where one ends and the other begins no one knows.

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Brenda’s Dowager’s Hump

https://player.vimeo.com/video/215820678 From Motion Is Lotion course Brenda was referred to me for treatment of chronic (non-traumatic) head, neck, and thorax pain, exacerbated by more than

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