A muscle strain may tear the myofibrillar attachments from the intramuscular tendon, with resultant bleeding and edema.
The coccygeus and levator ani are technically muscles of the pelvic floor, however, they are also muscles whose contraction forces cross the sacroiliac joint and therefore often tighten when a sacroiliac joint condition exists. The coccygeus attaches from the sacrum and coccyx to the ischial spine of the pelvic bone.
Even when the original reason for the sacroiliac stabilization is valid, often the human body overdoes it and tightens the musculature excessively and/or keeps it tight long after it needs to be, so the musculature becomes stuck in a chronic pattern of hypertonicity.
This blog post article is part of a series of articles on assessment of the low back and pelvis. Scroll to the end of this article to see the others in this series. Nachlas and Yeoman’s Tests Nachlas’ test and …
The following is a brief overview that links the low back condition with its corresponding assessment procedure and its corresponding treatment.
Assessing a whiplash injury from another condition of the neck is straightforward because a whiplash by definition follows a macrotrauma of the neck,
Active SLR test assesses both sprains and strains. Passive SLR test assesses only sprains… however, this is a bit of an oversimplification.
Whiplashes are usually associated with automobile accidents, but can occur during other activities such as playing sports or from a slip and fall.
Acute whiplash injuries may result in dizziness due to irritation of the proprioceptors around the cervical spinal joints and muscles of the neck.
A wrist sprain is challenging to treat with manual therapy because it is essentially an overstretching of ligaments, which causes joint instability.
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