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Assessing the Neck and Head

In this Blog We have Discussed Following Topics. Common Deviations Assessment Process How Head and Neck is Related To the Rest of Body Common Devotions Forword Head Posture Excessive Cervical Lordosis When in perfect alignment, the head should be naturally balanced atop the spine, torso, and lower body. A forward head refers to a projection of the head that places it too far forward of the body’s center. The cervical spine naturally contains a slight lordotic curve. Excessive cervical lordosis refers to an increased curvature of the neck that accompanies a forward head position. Excessive cervical lordosis is problematic because it can compress discs or nerves in the neck and cause pain or dysfunction in this area, as well as in the upper torso, head, and arms. ASSESSMENT PROCESS VERBAL ASSESSMENT Ask if the client has ever experienced pain, headaches, or tension in the neck or head, and ask about the specific location and nature of the pain. For example, many people suffer h
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Assessing The Thoracic Spine & Shoulder Girdle

COMMON DEVIATIONS There are four main deviations that can cause pain, injury, and movement dysfunction in the thoracic spine and shoulder girdle. Excessive Thoracic Kyphosis Protracted Shoulder Girdle Internally Rotated Arms Elevate Scapula  Our thoracic spine naturally has a mild forward-shaped curve called a kyphotic curve. A greater than normal curvature of the thoracic spine is known to as excessive  Thoracic kyphosis . Excessive thoracic kyphosis disturb the function of the entire shoulder girdle. A protracted shoulder girdle occurs when the scapula (shoulder blades) move forward on the rib cage, causing their vertebral borders (the edges closest to the spine) to move away from the spine. Protraction of the shoulder blades also protracts the entire shoulder girdle, moving the acromion's and collarbones forward and out of alignment. When the shoulder girdle protracts, it affects the position of the glenohumeral joint, causing the upper arm to rotate inward toward t

Assessment of Hip Lumbo-Pelvic Girdle

The lumbo-pelvic hip girdle is where the lumbar spine, pelvis, and hips come together. The lumbo-pelvic hip girdle is one of the most important features of the body because it provides the structure and support needed to maintain an upright posture. balance. Several large muscle groups in the lumbo-pelvic hip region work together to help move the lumbar spine, pelvis, and hips in all three planes of motion with great amounts of freedom. But as we all Know, Nothing comes for free. we got mobility As a cost of Stability. and puts them at risk of developing compensation patterns, movement dysfunctions, and musculoskeletal imbalances in this area of the body. COMMON DEVIATIONS An Anterior pelvic tilt  Excessive Lumbar Lordosis Anterior pelvic Tilt when Person is Standing  in perfect alignment, the pelvis is naturally rotated anteriorly about 10 degrees. This Means ASIS is slightly Lower then the PSIS.  if the pelvis is tilted more than this when standing, the ASIS is too far f

Knee Joint Assessment & Biomechanics

In this post we have covered following topics.     1). Common Deviation of knee joint 2).Assessment Process 3). How knee is related to ankle foot and hip Lumbo-Pelvic Girdle. Common Deviations 1. Side to Side Alignment (e.g., a valgus knee) 2. Tracking problem during flexion and extension.. Side to Side Alignment is the alignment of the femur and tibia and the movement and position of these bones in relation to the Centre line of the body. A. when the knee collapses in toward the midline of the body(a valgus position) B. toward the outside of the body (a varus position);    Tracking Problems of the knee during flexion and extension can occur when the kneecap does not glide smoothly over the bottom of the femur (femoral groove). Tracking problems place an abnormal amount of pressure on the underside of the kneecap. Over time, this excessive pressure can cause inflammation and irritation, resulting in pain and

Cervicogenic Headache Assessment & Treatment

What if, I Tell you by treating your cervical Spine will relieve your chronic headache...? The answer is Yes. read the entire blog to find out intimately.   Headache  Definition - A pain within the head with the pain being above the eyes or the ears, behind the top (occipital), or within the back of the upper neck. What Is Cervicogenic Headache...? Headache Which Has origin from the cervical region is named Cervicogenic Headache. There are majorly three muscles (Sternocleidomastoid, scalene, upper trapezius) that may end in Cervicogenic headaches. Any issue during this muscle can cause you referral pain in your Head. Assessment for Cervicogenic Headaches. As we all know cervical spine is extremely delicate because a small mistake may result in quadriplegia or maybe cause the death of the Patient. So, it’s necessary to see red flags before treating cervicogenic headaches. Red flags    (1). VBI (Vertebrobasilar insufficiency) Vertebrobasilar insufficiency may be a condition characterize

Prepare your lungs for COVID-19

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Functional Assessment of Muscle

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