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Trigger Point Therapy - What are the different types of trigger point?

Posted by Simeon Niel Asher on

    Trigger point dry needling workshop for family doctors - Simeon Asher   Not all trigger points are trigger points, and not all trigger points are the same! We really appreciate all the feedback on social media and we try wherever possible to respond to your requests for information in these daily blogs. A lot of therapists seem to be (rightly!) interested in trigger point classification, so today's blog is an updated overview of the commonly accepted classifications. Trigger points are described according to location, tenderness, and chronicity as central (or primary), satellite (or secondary), attachment, diffuse, inactive (or latent), and...

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Treating Sciatic Pain - Pace Test

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  Pace Test - Stuart Hinds   Piriformis Syndrome Sciatic pain comes in many forms and often involves a number of muscles. The Pace test (for Piriformis) is a good indicator of piriformis efficiency and involvement - and "Piriformis Syndrome". Pace’s sign consists of pain and weakness by resisted abduction and external rotation of the hip in a flexed/sitting position. A positive test occurs in around half of the patients with piriformis syndrome.   Find a Trigger Point Professional in your area More Articles About Sciatic Pain NAT Professional Courses Certify as a Trigger Point Therapist Trigger Point Workbooks Affiliate Program  ...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Passive Release Technique for Hamstring Muscles

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  Stuart Hinds - Passive Positional Release Technique for Hamstring Muscles   About Positional Release Techniques Positional Release techniques (also known as Strain-Counterstrain) are a form of hands-on treatment that are used to alleviate muscle and connective tissue tightness with the use of specific treatment positions which are generally held for between 1.5 and 3.0 minutes. History Osteopath Lawrence Jones D.O. is credited with the formal introduction of Passive Positional Release Techniques in the 1960's.   Dr. Lawrence demonstrated how during PRT, the involved tissue is "slackened" causing a relaxation of the "spasm" which, in turn, helps local areas of inflammation, trapped within...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Quadratus Femoris

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  Treating Quadratus Femoris - Stuart Hinds   Notes to the Video Above Pain is felt locally in the posterior pubis and lower gluteal area. Clients typically report with pain that interrupts sleeping and pain that get's worse when walking downstairs. Be careful to avoid the sciatic nerve, which runs almost midline and is palpable at a thumb width just beneath the gluteal crease.     Quadratus Femoris   Find a Trigger Point Professional in your area More Articles About Sciatic Pain NAT Professional Courses Certify as a Trigger Point Therapist Trigger Point Workbooks Affiliate Program   Treating Sciatic Pain...

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Treating Gastrocnemius

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    Treating Trigger Points in Gastrocnemius - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Ischemic Compression Technique   The gastrocnemius is the largest and most superficial of the calf muscles. It has the soleus and tibialis posterior muscles lying deep to it. Gastrocnemius trigger points are a common cause of painful injuries. Thankfully these trigger points are easy to identify and treat. Trigger points in these muscles will often refer pain even in their latent sate. This is common for people who stand or walk for long periods daily, especially ladies who wear high heeled shoes. When these trigger points are active, they...

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