Neck pain and scapula instability are nearly always related. Interesting case study this week: client comes in with xray of neck which shows some shortening / tilt to one side and narrowing of space in the lower cervical region (very common). Testing using NKT showed that one side scalene was overworking for the same side serratus anterior and opposite side scalene.
Knowing this, we can put some corrective strategies in place. Have a look at the video on my instagram post and you will see how the right serratus gets tired quite quickly and more so in a particular hand position (more on that coming up in future posts). A stretch or release of the overworking muscle and corrective strengthening of the weaker muscles will help.
The next NKT level 1 course in Barcelona is September 18-19th 2021. www.neurokinetictherapy.com to sign up or find out about other dates.
In September we will start the Fisioplus Pilates ARM ANALYST series of workshops, looking at everything from the shoulder to the hand grip.
First up, the Scary Scapular on the 17th September 2021 at 16:00 CET.
For more information about the workshop series check out the introductory video:
Another upper body case study is that of the arm wrestler with a spiral humeral fracture.