Posterior Palpation of the Thorax
Begin at the apex of the lungs and continue over the trap muscles. At the interscapular area ask patient to cross their arms so the ICS can be felt without hinderance of the scapula. Below the scapula the patient uncrosses the arms and relaxes, continue to palpate out to the axillary area and sown the slope of the ribs.
**Checking for pain, tenderness, masses, sensations, and further assess any abnormalities found. If found, possible tumor or fibromyalgia.**