Whitney and Til discuss a very common (but poorly researched) complaint: upper thoracic spine pain, and what to do about it.
In this episode,
- Does posture drive upper back pain? Does psychology?
- Breaking the Upper-Cross-Syndrome rules (and what “PhD” doesn’t really stand for).
- The Over-the-Edge technique for upper back pain.
Resources discussed in this episode:
- Free Episode Handout
- Thoracic spine pain in the general population: Prevalence, incidence and associated factors in children, adolescents and adults. A systematic review. (Briggs et al 2009)
- Whitney Lowe’s site: AcademyOfClinicalMassage.com
- Til Luchau’s site: Advanced-Trainings.com
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(The Thinking Practitioner Podcast is intended for professional practitioners of manual and movement therapies: bodywork, massage therapy, structural integration, chiropractic, myofascial and myotherapy, orthopedic, sports massage, physical therapy, osteopathy, yoga, strength and conditioning, and similar professions. It is not medical or treatment advice.)