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1

Name the 5 muscles most affected by supporting the weight of the breasts?

RHOMBOIDS
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PECTORALS
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SUBSCAPULARIS
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SCALENES
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LEVATOR SCAPULA

2

Unilateral pain in the body is a sign of what?

POSTURAL MISALIGNMENT

3

What's the greatest self care technique we can provide for postural help?

DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING
with focus on
LATERAL/ POSTERIOR RIBCAGE EXPANSION

4

List the 6 muscle groups most affected by supporting the weight of the abdomen three dimensionally?

ABDOMINALS
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ILIOPSOAS
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SPINAL ERECTORS
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ADDUCTORS
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LATERAL HIP ROTATORS
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PELVIC FLOOR

5

A short psoas creates what?

ANTERIOR PELVIC TILT

6

What can optimal pelvic alignment achieve with regard to the inguinal ligament?

OPENS ANTERIOR TORSO SO FLUID CAN FLOW PAST INGUINAL LIGAMENT
(relieves and prevents edema)

7

Ensure good alignment is cultivated in the ____________ __________.

POSTPARTUM PERIOD
(as ligaments begin to tighten again)

8

Can the psoas maintain proper pelvic alignment during pregnancy?

NO
because of anterior pelvic tilt and lumbar lordosis

9

What initiates gait in pregnancy instead of the psoas?

HIP ROTATORS

10

With the psoas in pregnancy, coxafemoral joints ____________ rotate.

EXTERNALLY

11

The spasmed, hypertonic psoas cannot be massaged for how long postpartum, and for what reason?

VAG - 6 WEEKS POSTPARTUM
CAES - 8 WEEKS POSTPARTUM
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POTENTIAL OF DVT