While what you have written is comforting given my concerns I’m also curious about how the discussion on this topic progressed.
For me, the reason OMT speaks to me is because I’ve received it several times. Specifically I have a rib that wants to elevate from perpetually tight scalenes. If I’m unlucky, I can hear it move back up and feel a clunk as I leave the PT office.
And I’ve had other practitioners try and perform the same adjustment and experience that they fail in adjusting the bone.
I’ve seen Kit Laughlins stuff on taking care of hands and feet, and in particular the hands content seem to be about him caring about being able to perform his profession. In fact, I believe that is why I was so antsy to work toward fingertip pushups and went too hard too soon.
@Koestrizer I’d love an email on the topic if you have the energy!
@FlatsFarmer Wow, I did not expect you to write everything out for me. I appreciate it though! I’ve done a lot of scapular push-ups and pull-ups. I’ve never felt any clunks or hitches on scapular push-ups, but I’ve always felt disappointed with how little retraction I have. I have a strong protraction.
I recall my teen years reading that a person should be able to pinch a pen between their shoulderplades and I’m not sure I can do that nor have I ever been able to.
I’ll revisit the motion today!