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Trigger Points - An Overview of the Evidence Base

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Dr. Jonathan Kuttner Presents an Overview of the Evidence Behind Trigger Point Therapy   Trigger Point Therapy - Where to Start?    About Dr. Jonathan Kuttner Dr Jonathan Kuttner (MBBCH, Dip Sports Med, Dip MSM, FRNZCGP, FAFMM) is a musculo-skeletal pain specialist who has spent the last 35 years working as a doctor and teaching in New Zealand. He is the recipient of the NAMTPT Lifetime Award for Contribution to Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy and is regularly featured on national TV and radio.        Find a Trigger Point Professional in your area More About Trigger Point Evidence Dry...

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Trigger Points - What is the Evidence?

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  Evidence Base for Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner (Watch this Webinar Free Anytime - 35m:13s)   Trigger Point Therapy - Where to Start?    About Dr. Jonathan Kuttner Dr Jonathan Kuttner (MBBCH, Dip Sports Med, Dip MSM, FRNZCGP, FAFMM) is a musculo-skeletal pain specialist who has spent the last 35 years working as a doctor and teaching in New Zealand. He is the recipient of the NAMTPT Lifetime Award for Contribution to Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy and is regularly featured on national TV and radio.        Find a Trigger Point Professional in your area Trigger Points...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Shoulder Impingement

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John Gibbons - Techniques for treating shoulder impingement   Rotator cuff (or shoulder) impingement syndrome is a very common cause of shoulder pain and can be a precursor to tendonitis or a more serious tear in the rotator cuff A shoulder impingement occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff become impinged as they pass through the narrow bony space called the subacromial space within the shoulder joint. The impingement, or restriction, irritates the tendons causing inflammation and pain. As the inflammation causes swelling of the tendons, the restriction increases, and so too does the rubbing and pain in the...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Levator Ani Syndrome

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Chronic Pelvic Pain and Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   If you have pelvic pain, chances are you have trigger points somewhere within or adjacent to your pelvic floor muscles The levator ani consists of the pubococcygeus and the iliococcygeus muscles. Together with the coccygeus muscle, these muscles form the pelvic diaphragm (the muscular floor of the pelvis). We find that trigger points in the levator ani muscle are often implicated in low back pain, Levator Ani Syndrome, and a wide range of chronic pelvic pain syndromes. Pelvic Disorders Whilst trigger points may be the primary cause of pelvic pain in...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Erector Spinae

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    Treating Erector Spinae Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Trigger Point Therapy - Where to Start?   Over 30 million Americans experience lower back pain, and it is one of the most common reasons for missed work and the second most common reason for a doctor’s visit The Erector Spinae muscle actually consists of three columns of muscles, the Iliocostalis, Longissimus, and Spinalis, each  running parallel on either outer side of the vertebra and extending from the lower back of the skull all the way down to the Pelvis. The Erector Spinae provides the resistance that assists in...

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