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Trigger Point Release | Shoulder Pain | Rhomboids

Posted by Judith Winer on

Trigger points in the Rhomboid muscles will typically cause pain around the scapula and in the area between the scapula and the spine         Assessing Scapula Pain and Treating Trigger Points in the Rhomboids - Paul Townley     Trigger Points in the Rhomboids are often associated with chronic poor posture [Greek rhomboiedes, parallelogram- shaped with oblique angles (and only the opposite sides equal); Latin minor, smaller; major, larger] Generally referred to as the rhomboids, these are actually two muscles (major and minor).  The rhomboid minor is smaller than the major and sits immediately above the rhomboid major....

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Treating Trigger Points in the Serratus Anterior

Posted by Judith Winer on

Serratus Anterior Muscle     How to Locate and Treat Trigger Points in the Serratus Anterior     The Serratus Anterior Pain is Often Mistaken for C8 Nerve Problems Actions will change, depending on the origin or insertion being fixed. With the arm static, movement occurs at the ribcage, accelerating or decelerating the ribs as required (e.g. forced exhalation). Pain will be experienced on the side of the ribcage, traveling into the armpit and posteriorly to the medial aspect of the inferior angle of the scapula. Pain is often mistaken for C8 nerve problems, as pain is referred down the...

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Trigger Point Therapy | Treating the Scalenes | Release Techniques

Posted by Judith Winer on

Scalenes - Common Trigger Point Sites       Treating Scalenes trigger points can bring fast relief for some common painful disorders  Treating Scalenes Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner        The scalenes are a complex group of muscles with varying muscle fiber lengths, and therefore demonstrate the potential for many trigger points Trigger points in the scalenes are associated with a number of upper body complaints and can also refer pain along the whole length of the arm down to the thumb and index fingers. Some therapists are slightly afraid to work on trigger points in the scalenes...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

Lymphatic System Overview - Maureen Abson   Many experts believe that MLD techniques may be effective for releasing trigger points Manual lymph drainage (MLD) is a gentle manual treatment technique initially developed in the 1930’s by Danish Drs. Emil Vodder and Estrid Vodder. It is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. The Vodders began to study the lymph system in the early 1930's, developing light, rhythmic hand movements to promote lymph movement. They first introduced the technique 1936, in Paris, France,...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Fibularis/Peroneus

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

    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. The fibularis tertius...

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