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Trigger Point Therapy - Tibialis Anterior

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Treating Tibialis Anterior Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner M.D.     Page sponsored by:     The tibialis anterior trigger point typically causes pain in the front of the shin, ankle and on the big toe The pain in the big toe can often be mistaken for gout, and the metabolic condition that causes gout may also irritate the trigger points in the lower leg muscles. In most cases however, these trigger points are related to sports/overuse issues, and are often present in long distance drivers.   Tibialis Anterior - Common Trigger Point Site   [Latin tibia, pipe or...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Holding Patterns of the Hip (Part 2)

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Assessing Holding Patterns of the Hip It's been bitterly cold here in Australia and we're filming this just back in from the track with Callum our 100m sprinter - which is the reason we're wearing our winter beanies! In this video blog we present the holding patterns and how they often look in our clients. First we look at the relationship between the gluteus medius and the adductor magnus, which is imperative for hip stability in the mid stance. When establishing a balance, the adductor magnus trigger points can be a game changer. Secondly, we present the hip extension assessment and the relationship between...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Holding Patterns of the Hip (Part 1)

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Switch off the inhibition to see the function return! In today's video blog, Stuart presents common holding patterns of the hip and how the body can adapt to the dysfunctional environment created by trigger points.  Whilst trigger points may play a big role in reducing the environment, we can often use these nociceptive inputs to deactivate holding patterns, thus playing into the body's ability to heal itself. Simply put, we aim to switch off the inhibition to see the function return.   Click here to see Part 2   Other Useful Links  Find a Trigger Point Professional in your area Recent Blogs...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Fibularis/Peroneus

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  Treating Peroneus Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Trigger points in the Fibularis/Peroneus muscles of the lower leg are a common, but often over-looked, source of ankle pain and weakness Anyone who suffers from frequent and reoccurring ankle sprains is likely to have trigger points in these muscles.  FIBULARIS - ANATOMY The course of the tendon of the insertion of the fibularis longus helps maintain the transverse and lateral longitudinal arches of the foot. A slip of muscle from the fibularis brevis often joins the long extensor tendon of the little toe, whereupon it is known as peroneus digiti minimi....

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Trigger Point Therapy - NAT for Horses?

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Andy Eckley - TP Therapist, and Equine Therapist     NAT Course Presenter Andy Eckley talks about trigger points and how to find them Andy Eckley is a trigger point therapist and equine therapist who has a private practice in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire in the north of England. Andy is certified in a number of NAT techniques, and has successfully adapted the NAT frozen shoulder technique for the treatment of horses. Andy Eckley Andy has devoted much of his life to studying the techniques of leading equine therapists such as the late Jack Meagher who was one of the leading writers, teachers and practitioners of...

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