Upper Crossed Syndrome Explained - Simeon Asher
Postural muscles tend to have a greater percentage of Type 1 fibers. This characteristic may lead to a more resistant type of trigger point.
The majority of your clients may have occupations that involve prolonged sitting, often at a computer screen, and increased use of mobile devices and tablets.
Ergonomics is a booming industry, focusing on the interactions of people and their working environments; however, not all workplaces can afford to implement proper ergonomic interventions.
Long and monotonous days spent in front of a computer screen often lead to chronic and maladapted postures, which in turn may lead to trigger points.
Over time, these trigger points make their host muscles shorter and less efficient. These "postural" trigger points may be responsible for up to 95% of common back and shoulder pain disorders.
Wherever possible, it is essential to identify the client's postural abnormalities, as shown in the video on this page.
Trigger Points and Posture
When we talk with our clients about the importance of posture and trigger points, they usually appreciate the advice, and start to schedule for more frequent massage, trigger point and bodywork sessions ... and that helps them to be healthier and happier!
Trigger points are common in the following postural structures: upper trapezius, levator scapulae, sternocleidomastoideus (SCM), erector spinae, musculoligamentous apparatus of the lumbar spine, gluteus medius, and gastrocnemius/soleus complex.
NAT Online Trigger Point Courses:
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.
Trigger Point Therapy - Neck Arthritis (Cervical Spondylosis)
Torsional Release for Trigger Points in the Neck See Course Details Most cases of neck arthritis res...
Stretching for Pain Relief - The Psoas Muscles
Stretching Psoas - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner Click for Course Details Stretching the Psoas Muscles The psoas majo...
Trigger Point Therapy - ITB Syndrome
ITB Syndrome - Soft Tissue Therapy ITB Treatment - Online Course ITB Syndrome .... there are no "magic cur...
Trigger Point Therapy - Taping for Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain
Taping for Plantar Fasciitis - Stuart Hinds Trigger Point Therapy Online Master Course Taping for Trigger Points...
Trigger Point Therapy - Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Treating Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a frequently overlooked peripheral nerve c...
What Are The Rules for Safe Stretching?
The Basic Rules for Safe and Effective Stretching Stuart Hind's Bio Online Course Details As with most act...
Trigger Points and Lower Back Pain
Treating Trigger Points for Back Pain - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner Lower Back Pain has reached epidemic proportions. Here...
Muscle Energy Techniques - Treating Subscapularis
Trigger Points in Subscapularis - it's important to include stretching as part of treatment. MET's may be extremely e...
Trigger Point Therapy - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Rectus Abdominis Trigger Points Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition of the digestive system ...
Oncology Massage - is it Safe?
Maureen Abson - Oncology Massage Instructor Not only is correctly applied massage for someone with cancer ...
Share this post