F.4. Rib Cage First Rib MWM

MOBILISATION
Infero-medial glide of the 1st rib

MOVEMENT
Cervical side bend away from painful side

INDICATIONS
Lower cervical and/or upper trapezius pain with cervical side bending (away from the painful side) +/- apical inspiration

NOTES

  • Ensure glide is infero-medially directed
  • May benefit from client’s deep apical inspiration at end of range
  • Elevate shoulder girdle and flex elbow to avoid adverse neural tension