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Serratus Anterior and Latissimus Dorsi

Hidden Nemesis in Neck Function

A mal-positioned scapula evokes Davis’ Law effects on the muscles that attach to the cervical spine. A hypertonic muscle may best be the last place to be treated.

If these muscles are involved and not addressed recidivism may result. There are many great ways HOW to treat these muscles. The purpose of this class is to present WHY you would treat them in a neck complaint situation.

In this presentation, you will learn manual muscle testing and correction of Serratus Anterior and Latissimus Dorsi. The effects of Serratus Anterior and Latissimus Dorsi involvement will be seen and felt. The Power of Davis’ Law and Reciprocal Inhibition will be reviewed, appreciated and applied.

Proprioceptors send back information thru the nervous system to the brain and spinal cord about the angle of joints, muscle length and muscle tension. This gives the body the sense of where the body is in time and space. Improper information can be sent thru proprioceptors due to the improper popsition of the scapula. This will result in improper movements of the muscles that attach to the scapula and to the cervical spine. Over time, these improper movement patterns can result in changes in the neck vertebrae and the disks.

And, as a special added bonus, you will learn the differential evaluations between levator scapula and upper trapezius involvement.

Please know the Origin, Insertion and Actions of the following muscles:

  • Serratus Anterior
  • Latissimus Dorsi
  • Upper Trapezius
  • Levator Scapula
  • Sternocleidomastoid
  • Suboccipitals

I am looking forward to sharing this knowledge with you!

Thomas Liberto, LMT, NSCA-CPT

For Additional Information or Scheduling:

Thomas Liberto, LMT, NSCA-CPT

309 Lake Avenue

Lake Worth, FL 33460

Telephone: 561-420-3272