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Trigger Point Therapy - Rectus Abdominis Stretch

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Stretching Rectus Abdominis Following ICT Treatment for Trigger Points   Rectus Abdominis This muscle decelerates trunk extension through eccentric action. It is worth noting that the full range of motion cannot be achieved with conventional sit-ups performed on the floor, which can contribute to muscle imbalances and neuromuscular inefficiency of the core. The rectus abdominis has two distinct pain patterns: one at the level of the xiphoid process, spreading bilaterally across the middle back, and the other at the level between the umbilicus and the inguinal ligament, spreading pain into the sacroiliac joint and lower back. Rectus abdominis myofascial trigger...

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Trigger Point Therapy - External Oblique Muscles

Posted by Team NAT on

   Abdominal Pain and Trigger Points   External Oblique Muscles Similarly to the other abdominal muscles, external oblique myofascial trigger points can refer pain anywhere locally throughout the abdominal region. This pain is often exacerbated during the menstrual cycle. Pain can refer down into the groin and sometimes to the testicles.       Anatomy The posterior fibers of the external oblique are usually overlapped by the latissimus dorsi, but in some cases there is a space between the two, known as the lumbar triangle, situated just above the iliac crest. The lumbar triangle is a weak point in the abdominal...

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Thoracic Spine Mobility

Posted by Judith Winer on

TECHNIQUE Kneel on the ground and raise one arm. Then rotate your shoulders and middle back while looking upwards. MUSCLES BEING STRETCHED Primary muscles: Semispinalis thoracis. Spinalis thoracis. Longissimus thoracis. Iliocostalis thoracis. Iliocostalis lumborum. Multifidus. Rotatores. Intertransversarii. Interspinales. Secondary muscles: External and internal obliques. Pectoralis major.INJURY WHERE STRETCH MAY BE USEFUL Back muscle strain. Back ligament sprain. Abdominal muscle strain (obliques). ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR PERFORMING THIS STRETCH CORRECTLY Keep your arm pointing straight upward and follow your hand with your eyes. This will help to further extend the stretch into your neck. The best thing to do if you are...

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