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Trigger Point Therapy - Transversus Abdominis

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  Abdominal Pain and Trigger Points - Overview   Trigger Point Therapy Courses / Home Study     Transversus Abdominis - Common Trigger Point Sites   All abdominal muscles work on a moment-to-moment basis as we move, providing the tension required to translate forces from the lower limbs to the upper limbs. The transversus abdominis is the deepest of these muscles, and each one (right and left) wraps up the organs horizontally. Transversus abdominis fascial attachments include the lumbar vertebrae, ribcage, iliac crest, and inguinal ligament. The muscle also connects directly into the linea alba, furnishing a link between the...

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Five Awesome Stretches for the Hip and Thigh

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  Hip Pain and Trigger Points - Overview   Hip Pain and Dysfunction Therapist Home Study Course     Hip Adductors       Hip Abductors       Hamstring Muscles     Most therapists agree that stretching is a key component of their trigger point treatment protocols. Here are five simple stretches that we often recommend. If you are suffering from an existing pain condition, always seek professional advice before starting a stretching program. In all cases, start slowly and ease into and out of each stretch. Enjoy! TECHNIQUE Lie on a bench on your side. Allow the top...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Wrist Extensors

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  Treating Trigger Points in the Wrist Extensors   Trigger Point Therapy Courses - Save 50%   Trigger points in the wrist extensor muscles are incredibly common and typically manifest as a reaction to "repetitive strain" Trigger points in the wrist extensor muscles are incredibly common and are often related to repetitive strain injuries, primarily associated with gripping (tennis rackets, golf clubs, tools, etc). In some cases, these trigger points (left untreated) may be the cause of more complex injuries. An example of this is a situation that we often see with long-distance drivers. In these cases, the trigger points evolve...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating a Herniated Disc

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  Treating Gluteus Maximus Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner (Video: Edited extract from NAT "Treating Lower Back Pain" Trigger Point Course Presented by Dr. Jonathan Kuttner)   Treating Back Pain? - Start Here   Even when back pain is due to a diagnosed spine related injury, trigger points are still likely to be a prime cause of the pain Travell and Simons work in this area is well known. They submitted that trigger points may actually be the root cause of many common spinal conditions, including a herniated disc. They reasoned that the shortening and tightening of the muscles could be the main source of...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Looking for Holding Patterns

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Understanding Trigger Points and Holding Patterns   Trigger Point Workbooks   Trigger Points and their role in Holding Patterns A few years ago, I was stuck in an airplane for almost an hour, circling around Heathrow Airport in London, waiting for a “landing window.” The captain informed us that we were in a holding pattern and should be landing shortly. I have thought a lot about this phrase ever since. For me it neatly encapsulates the way I see a client when they present in the therapeutic setting. Clients may come with acute or chronic symptoms, but, whatever the origin, the body’s...

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