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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating the Hamstring Muscles in Runners

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  Treating the Hamstrings - Stuart Hinds   Notes for the Video Above: Although it has become common to refer to the long muscles at the back of the thigh as the hamstring muscles or the hamstrings, they are in fact the the tendons that attach the large muscles at the back of the thigh to bone. The hamstring muscles themselves are the large muscles that pull on those tendons. Anatomists refer to these as the posterior thigh muscles, and more specifically as the semimembranosus, the semitendinosus, and the biceps femoris muscles. These muscles span the thigh, crossing both the hip...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Ankle Sprains, Weak Ankles, and Instability

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  Foot pain, ankle pain, and ankle instability are almost always associated with trigger points Weak ankles, ankle pain, and ankle instability are all common (together and separately) in runners, and people who spend a lot of time on their feet at work - especially women who stand or walk for long periods in high heeled shoes. Foot pain, ankle pain, and ankle instability are typically associated with trigger points, and trigger point therapy can often provide both short and long term relief. Medium to Severe Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains can be quite nasty and are often associated with trigger points that have...

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Core Muscle Strengthening - for Everyone!

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  Keep Those Trigger Points Away - In Just 5 Minutes a Day   3 Good Reasons Why You Should Include Core Muscle Exercises in Your Fitness Routine The core muscles (around the pelvis and trunk) need to be in good shape - and deserve more attention than the occasional push-ups and sit-ups.  Exercising these muscles should play a really important part of any well-rounded fitness program. Don't neglect them, and don't take them for granted.    Developing and Maintaining Strong Core Muscles Will Improve The Way You Cope With All of Your Daily Physical Activities - and Help Avoid the Onset of Active Trigger...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Latissimus Dorsi

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

    Treating Latissimus Dorsi Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   A muscle this size, covering so much of the posterolateral ribcage, will also have an influence on diaphragmatic function A neuromuscular efficient core is required for the latissimus dorsi to provide the necessary forces to carry out some function at the glenohumeral joint. Neuromuscular inefficiency sets up the foundation for repetitive stress and associated “frozen shoulder”-type symptoms. The latissimus dorsi decelerates lateral rotation, flexion, and abduction of the humerus in the glenohumeral joint.   Latissimus Dorsi - Treating Lower Trigger Point   When the insertion of the latissimus...

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Lower Back Pain - An Overview of the Key Muscles Involved

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  Treating QL Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner MD    Most cases of lower back pain are associated with myofascial trigger points Lower Back Pain is often attributed to “structural” factors such as pinched nerves, herniated disks, and arthritic degeneration.  In reality, these kinds of problems are often just minor factors in back pain. In fact, most acute and chronic back pain may be associated with trigger points. The body tends to shut down around pain to avoid further noxious stimuli. Part of the way it does this is by using trigger points. Depending on how long the symptoms have persisted, we see certain “classic” trigger...

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