Shoulder problems affect 25% of the population. Trigger point therapy can be very effective for treating a range of shoulder pain issues. There are well documented protocols for treating rotator cuff tendinopathy, tendonitis, bursitis, and frozen shoulder syndrome.
Here I present a basic shoulder protocol, which should yield good results in terms of helping to alleviate symptoms for many common shoulder problems.
STEP 1: Study the anatomy and direction of the muscle fibers.
STEP 2: Sitting ICT to:
Step 3: Massage area generously
STEP 4: Side-lying ICT to:
Deltoid—stroking upward only and pausing on trigger points
Teres Minor—letting hand fall off the bed
Step 5: Supine ICT to:
Infraspinatus (STP). Initially this can be very painful, but ask patient to let their shoulder gently fall backward onto your applicator, with deep breathing.
This trigger point therapy blog is intended to be used for information purposes only and is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or to substitute for a medical diagnosis and/or treatment rendered or prescribed by a physician or competent healthcare professional. This information is designed as educational material, but should not be taken as a recommendation for treatment of any particular person or patient. Always consult your physician if you think you need treatment or if you feel unwell.
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