Shoulder & Thoracic Rings Tag

The Thoracic Rings Approach™ “offers an innovative, unique physiotherapy perspective on the function of thoracic spine and ribcage (the thorax) and the role that the thorax plays in optimal function of the whole of the body and optimal health of the whole person.” This approach...

The shoulder joint is an extremely mobile joint relying on muscular balance for good strength and movement. The muscles from the arm bone attach to the shoulder blade and to the ribs. The rib cage and shoulder blades are the scaffolding for the shoulder. So...

Thoracic rings are a name given to [two pairs of ribs + vertebrae + sternum] at each spinal level. There are 10 thoracic rings in the rib cage and two floating ribs at the bottom (they don't complete a ring therefore not called a ring)....

What is it?- Axillary web syndrome (AWS), also referred to as cording, often develops as a result of sentinel lymph node biopsy or axillary lymph node dissection (most common cause) procedures in the treatment of breast cancer. Such procedures involve the removal of the regional lymph...

Treating just the lower back does not always work for the following reason. It may be the victim between a stiff thoracic spine and stiff hips/pelvis. The lumbar spine moves in a forward and backward direction with very little rotation due to the shape of the...

Thoracic and shoulder pain is commonly due to dysfunction of the ribs or thoracic rings. Pain may be felt between the shoulder blades, radiate down the arm or up into the neck from this region. People may get chest pains that cannot be explained by...

As a physio in Oxygen Fitness and Pilates gym in St Leonards on the Lower North Shore, I see a few shoulder and elbow injuries, so I thought I would write a few tips how to avoid them. First a bit about the anatomy; the shoulder...