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Erik Dalton Blog

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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Bones As Levers

https://player.vimeo.com/video/307094485 From Upper Body Course Tips to Treat Back Contractures and Spasms Manual therapists routinely use bones as levers to reduce tension and protective spasm

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Assessment: The Art of History Taking

The art of history taking possibly is possibly the least appreciated of all therapeutic interventions. A client’s history is never taken but continually updated and expounded upon throughout each therapy session.

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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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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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Suboccipital Triangle & Headaches

The second cervical vertebra, the axis, is considered the most important of all the neck’s bony structures partly due to its unique dural membrane attachment and also because of the powerful myofascial structures anchoring it from above and below

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Deltoid Sheer & Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy

Ideal shoulder girdle balance requires that some muscles act as stabilizers and others as mobilizers, depending on joint position and movement required for the particular task. A perfect balance of mobilizers and stabilizers results in optimal alignment, or joint centration. Think of joint centration like the wheel on a car.

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