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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Achilles Tendinitis

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  Achilles Tendinitis - Trigger Point Therapy   Achilles problems are amongst the most common issues that therapists deal with every day - especially with clients who are regular runners or walkers In many cases, poor footwear or a change of footwear to a new design, is the cause. Trigger points form to weaken muscles of the calf in particular, creating a chain effect and ultimately additional trigger points and a reaction in the achilles. Trigger Point Treatment Protocol Trigger point therapy can be wonderfully effective for treating achilles issues. Here (video above) we demonstrate the most commonly used NAT trigger point...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Golfer's Elbow

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  How to Apply Stretching, Ice, and Heat Following Treatment for Triceps Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Studies have shown that pain on the medial epicondyle (Golfer’s Elbow) is about twice as common in men than women Golfer’s Elbow (medial epicondylitis) is a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the tendons that connect the elbow to the forearm. It occurs around the bony bump on the inner side of your elbow. The pain may also be felt into the forearm and wrist. Golfer’s Elbow will usually develop as a result of overuse of the muscles in the forearm...

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Levator Scapulae Trigger Points - Treatment

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  Treating Levator Scapulae Trigger Points   Ischemic Compression Technique   Almost all neck pain is associated with trigger points, and the levator scapulae is commonly involved Trigger points in levator scapulae evolve over time and their development is typically linked to work-hobby posture.   Levator Scapulae - Common Trigger Point Sites   Here's a terrific exercise that we often recommend to clients, especially those who work with technology or in office environments.  This exercise will be well known to anyone who practices Yoga, but really anyone should be able to perform this exercise safely and effectively.  Awareness Breath, stretch, expansion,...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Fibularis/Peroneus

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  Treating Peroneus Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Trigger points in the Fibularis/Peroneus muscles of the lower leg are a common, but often over-looked, source of ankle pain and weakness Anyone who suffers from frequent and reoccurring ankle sprains is likely to have trigger points in these muscles.  FIBULARIS - ANATOMY The course of the tendon of the insertion of the fibularis longus helps maintain the transverse and lateral longitudinal arches of the foot. A slip of muscle from the fibularis brevis often joins the long extensor tendon of the little toe, whereupon it is known as peroneus digiti minimi....

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Equine Massage - Myofascial Trigger Points (TMJ)

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  Trigger Points for Horses - Andy Eckley, Equine Therapist      Identifying Trigger Points in Horses Assessing horses for trigger points can be both static and dynamic and in an ideal world you will have the opportunity to view the horse being ridden, walked and trotted in hand. Some lameness only shows in trot, with often the problem in the opposite side or even opposite diagonal to the discomfort you first see. Guidance from the owner is often useful, especially details of the horses behavior, but you need to be aware that the owners thoughts may lead you to...

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