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Treating the Latissimus Dorsi Muscle

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Latissimus Dorsi Muscle      A muscle this size, covering so much of the ribcage, will also have an influence on diaphragmatic function     Treating Latissimus Dorsi Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner      A neuromuscular efficient core is required for the latissimus dorsi to provide the necessary forces to carry out some function at the glenohumeral joint. Neuromuscular inefficiency sets up the foundation for repetitive stress and associated “frozen shoulder”-type symptoms. The latissimus dorsi decelerates lateral rotation, flexion, and abduction of the humerus in the glenohumeral joint. When the insertion of the latissimus dorsi is flexed, the...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Latissimus Dorsi

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

      A muscle this size, covering so much of the ribcage, will also have an influence on diaphragmatic function     Treating Latissimus Dorsi Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner      A neuromuscular efficient core is required for the latissimus dorsi to provide the necessary forces to carry out some function at the glenohumeral joint. Neuromuscular inefficiency sets up the foundation for repetitive stress and associated “frozen shoulder”-type symptoms. The latissimus dorsi decelerates lateral rotation, flexion, and abduction of the humerus in the glenohumeral joint. When the insertion of the latissimus dorsi is flexed, the muscle plays a...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Great Stretches for Latissimus Dorsi

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  MET for Stretching Latissimus Dorsi - Stuart Hinds   Common daily activities such as gardening can lead to active trigger points in latissimus dorsi which in turn can lead to painful and debilitating symptoms Trigger points in this large muscle can be associated with a number of common conditions including:- “Thoracic” back pain that is constant in nature and unrelated to activity; frozen shoulder; thoracic outlet syndrome; back pain turning in bed; dull ache under shoulder blade; a sharp pain in the back of shoulder when resting on elbows; or pain reported when lifting the arms (ex. reaching up to a shelf...

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