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1

Difference between anterior and posterior tender points

Anterior
- pain is diffuse
- usually the patient has a history of comfort in flexion
- injury is often associated with rapid extension from a flexed position
- can show kyphosis
- treated in flexion
- stretches are in extension

Posterior
- pain is specific
- usually the patient has a history of comfort in extension
- injury is often assocaited w/ rapid flexion from an extended position
- shows decreased curves in thoracic spine
- treated w/ extension
- stretches are in flexion

2

How far must the hips and knees be flexed minimally when treating AT9-12

Knees = 90 degrees

Hips = 135 degrees

3

What muscles are the posterior counter strain points associated with?

Multifidus and the Rotatores (both Long and short)

Also some of the levatores and Multifidus (not until about T7 though)