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Trigger Point Therapy - 5 Step Shoulder Technique

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Simeon Asher demonstrates the NAT 5-step shoulder technique   Simple 5-Step Trigger Point Technique for Treating Tired and Painful Shoulders! In this video, Simeon Niel Asher presents a 5-Step trigger point therapy technique typically used to help reset the shoulder, improve mechanical efficiency, and help prevent injury. This treatment technique is used for treating a number of common shoulder conditions. It is also used to treat asymptomatic clients including athletes, those who work out regularly with weights (upper body), or those whose occupation includes overhead lifting of the arms, such as painters and contractors.        Find a Trigger Point Professional in your area Dry...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Nerve Entrapment Syndromes

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  Median Nerve Entrapment Syndromes - Stuart Hinds   Nerve Entrapment Syndromes Nerve entrapments are not overly common but well worth exploring as trigger point therapy has been demonstrated to relieve symptoms. In about half the cases of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome for example, studies have shown that clients will usually recover without the need for surgical intervention, and stress the importance of education to help clients avoid provocative movements such as protracted periods of elbow flexion. In these cases, the clients rehabilitation can be greatly assisted with a program of trigger point therapy to help relieve the symptoms whilst the condition is...

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Trigger Point Therapy - So what are the Benefits of Stretching?

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  Stretching and Breathing - How and Why?   Stretching is a simple and effective activity that helps to enhance athletic performance, decrease the likelihood of injury, and minimize muscle soreness But how, specifically, is this accomplished?  1. Improved Range of Movement By placing particular parts of the body in certain positions, we are able to increase the length of our muscles. As a result of this, a reduction in general muscle tension is achieved and our normal range of movement is increased. By increasing our range of movement we are increasing the distance our limbs can move before damage...

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5 Awesome Stretches for Wrist and Elbow Pain

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  Trigger Point Therapy - Stretching the Triceps    Myofascial Trigger Points (MTPs) are ubiquitous, and myofascial pain affects as much as 85% of the population at some time in their life The impact of myofascial pain on health can be severe as patients not only suffer from pain and loss of function, but also from impaired mood and decreased quality of life. Elbow and wrist pain are common, and may often be associated with trigger points in the muscles of the upper arm, lower arm, and shoulder. Stretching alone is unlikely to dissipate trigger points, but it may help...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Foot Drop

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  Tibialis Anterior Trigger Points   Foot drop is one of the most common mobility problems following a stroke Also known as drop foot or dropped foot, the condition describes the inability to lift the foot and toes properly when walking.  This in turn can lead to trips and falls, and an overall loss of confidence when walking. The client with foot drop will find it difficult, if not impossible, to control their foot and to turn the foot and ankle upward (dorsiflexion). As the client walks, the affected foot will flop rather than be able to be placed, with little or no...

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