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Erik Dalton Blog

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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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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image 3. Tibiotalar A-P Joint Play

Joint Play the Mennell Way

Everything designed to move has a built-in factor of “play” to promote efficient functional movement. For example, an automobile pis­ton and cylinder, a wheel on an axle, and even a simple hinge all have calculated play between their moving parts to allow efficiency of movement. Why not in a human joint?…

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Adductors, Pudendal Nerve and Pelvic Floor Pain

Pelvic floor muscles such as levator ani, coccygeus and obturator internus attach to the front, back and sides of the pelvis and sacrum and form the bottom of the core. These muscles must be able to contract to maintain continence, and to relax allowing for urination and bowel movements, and in women, sexual intercourse.

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Don’t Blame the Rotator Cuff

The term Arthro (joint) Kinetic (motion) Reflex was coined by University of Pittsburg researchers to describe how sensory input from joint movement reflexively activates or inhibits muscles – and no other place in the body is this concept more applicable than in the joints and connective tissues of the shoulder girdle.

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