Course

Thoracic Spine & Thorax

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3 Lessons

Welcome to the Thoracic Spine.

The thoracic spine is a rigid, osseous region due to interconnections between the thoracic spine and costals (rib cage).  This, in addition to high compression zones in the cervicothoracic and thoracolumbar region, the steep craniocaudal angulation of the facet joints and the high number of tonic muscles in this area makes the thoracic spine ideal for housing internal organ and providing stability for distal appendages.

In this section, you will have the ability to review the bony, soft tissue, and joint mechanics of the thoracic spine, as well as common pathology and clinical testing procedures you’ll require to be successful both in clinic and upon examination.

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