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The Standard Lumbar Pivot corrects lordosis, the inward curvature of the spine. It can also be used as a platform for treating pain in the lower back, buttocks, and legs, which are the main symptoms of lumbar dysfunction. The Thoracic Pivot is to be used alone. The Thoracic Pivot is ideal for individuals with forward head posture. This is the only time they can truly have a pivot to retract their scapulae to put their spine in the correct posture. The Thoracic Pivot is needed as an integral part of the low back treatment, as it is impossible to have normal lumbar mechanics if the thoracic spine and ribs are not normally postured. It is surprisingly effective in many cervical problems as the thoracic area and ribs are frequently neglected since they are not painful. The Short Thoracic Pivot can be used for craniosacral self-treatment (CST), which involves the therapist working the key muscles of the spine and skull. It can also be used as a sacral wedge for mobilization, as a rib release tool, and for sternal and anterior rib mobilization.
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Used individually, the Occipivot, which concentrates on the Occiput (back of the head), can be used to treat tension and stress syndromes which include headaches, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), cervical syndrome, and tension at the base of the skull.
The Cervical Pivot is useful as a substitute for gentle cervical traction and can also be used as a self-mobilization and strengthening tool. It promotes self-release for the sternocleidomastoid (the muscle that runs down the side of the neck), upper trapezius (the shoulder blade area), and 1st ribs.