Relationship between Visceral AND Musculoskeletal fascia
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The other polyarticular chain described in Postural Restoration Institute ® is TMCC (Temporomandibular Cervical Chain). The main function of the TMCC is;
The dominant pattern is the right TMCC pattern to compensate
Muscles: Temporalis (ant. fiber), Masseter, Medial pterygoid, Rectus capitis posterior major, Obliquus capitis, Rectus capitis anterior, Longus capitis, Longus colli
The right TMCC pattern is often associated with the Left Sideband of the cranial strain. As you can see from the picture below, the pattern affects the jaw (Temporomandibular joint), occlusion, as well as alignment of the teeth.
The other common cranial pattern associated with the Right TMCC pattern is the Right torsion.
In the PRI approach, the right TMCC pattern is characterized by:
It is important to note that the right TMCC pattern may vary for each individual, and an assessment by a PRI-trained physical therapist is necessary to determine the best course of treatment to restore optimal TMCC function.
1, Magoun, H.I., Sr., A.B., D.O., F.A.A.O., Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, Third Edition, The Journal Printing Company, Kirksville, Missouri, 1976.