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PE #024 Thoracic Ring Approach with Dr Linda-Joy (LJ) Lee

by David Pope

The thorax is often considered stiff and stable by Physiotherapists and manual therapists, and precious little of our undergrad or postgrad training incorporates motor control of this area. Is it really important?

In episode 24 of the Physio Edge podcast, LJ Lee and David Pope explore the function of the thorax, the impact the thorax can have, not only on thoracic pain, but also on other parts of the body. We discuss the Thoracic Ring Approach (TRA) created by LJ, which incorporates manual techniques to assess and treat the thoracic rings, and integrates motor control training for this area. In this podcast you will learn:

  • What bones and joints make up a “Thoracic ring”
  • What is the Thoracic Ring Approach?
  • Is the thorax inherently stiff?
  • What is ideal motor control of the thorax?
  • How can listeners identify non-optimal control of the thorax in their patients
  • How can motor control of the thorax be trained?
  • Identifying articular/joint restriction vs neuromuscular factors interfering with normal thorax movement
  • How can the thorax impact on other areas of the body eg the hip
  • When is manipulation of the thorax ideal?
  • What are some guidelines for manipulation of the thorax?

and much more. Download this podcast free from iTunes, or listen on the link below

 

 

Links of Interest

Have an awesome holiday, and review the Physio Edge podcast on iTunes

LJ Lee The Sports Thorax course with LJ Lee

The Sports Pelvis course with LJ Lee

Videos on the Thoracic Ring Approach with LJ Lee via Clinical Edge

Physio Edge podcast episode 2 – “Analysing movement, and clinical expertise or research” with LJ

Physio Edge Podcast episode 6 – TA, “Core Stability”, Drivers and going beyond the pain experience” with LJ Lee

 

Tags: Thorax, Thoracic ring, Thoracic Ring Approach, ribs, thoracic spine, Integrated Systems Model, stiffness, motor control, mobilisation, manipulation, driver, articular, joint, neuromuscular, stability, bones, joint, hip, vertebrae, LJ, Linda-Joy Lee, ISM, Integrated Systems Model, Physio Edge, podcast, physiotherapy, physiotherapist, clinical practice

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