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Trigger Point Therapy - Diaphragm and Breathing

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  How To Assess and Influence Your Breathing    Abnormal breathing mechanics may be one of the key factors in the development of chronic myofascial trigger points throughout the body Trigger point therapy can be a useful tool in releasing the musculoskeletal component of respiratory dysfunction and is especially useful when combined with other modalities, such as yoga, Feldenkrais, meditation, the Buteyko method and “breath therapy.” Nothing in the body happens in isolation, and an exploration of breathing mechanics exemplifies this.      Breathing involves many sequences of coordinated muscular and visceral co-contractions. Trigger points can often be palpated along the anterior...

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Massage Cupping for Muscle Adhesions and Scarring Caused by Tattoos

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    NAT instructor Vicki Ramsdell LMT talks about tattoos, muscle adhesions and how cupping is her "go to" modality for treating these.     Links Find a Trigger Point Professional in your area More Articles About Cupping Back Pain - Trigger Point Release Dry Needling for Trigger Points NAT Professional Courses Certify as a Trigger Point Therapist Membership Plans   See Course Details   About NAT Courses As a manual therapist or exercise professional, there is only one way to expand your business - education! Learning more skills increases the services that you offer and provides more opportunity for...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating the Hamstring Muscles in Runners

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  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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