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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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Postural Trigger Points - Back, Shoulder and Neck Pain

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  Upper Crossed Syndrome Explained      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...

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Knee Pain - Don't Forget Popliteus

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  Popliteus - Trigger Point Anatomy Overview and Runner's Knee   Trigger points in the popliteus are often associated with knee pain, and too often overlooked The tendon from the origin of the popliteus lies inside the capsule of the knee joint. Many people are unaware of the trigger point that typically develops in the centre of the popliteus. In the video above, we explain the popliteus anatomy as it relates to trigger points.  Watch the video to the end for additional information about popliteus and runner's knee. About Popliteus: ORIGIN Lateral surface of lateral condyle of femur. Oblique popliteal...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Gastrocnemius Anatomy

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  Trigger Points - Gastrocnemius   Notes for the Video Above: Several trigger points can form in this muscle, typically referring pain (and sometimes stiffness) into the medial plantar aspect of the foot, and diffuse pain spread over one or both of the gasters. In some cases pain may also refer up into the medial hamstrings. Typically, clients will try to stretch the symptoms away. This is more likely to irritate the muscle spindle response and serve only to make the problem worse.  Trigger points in the calf muscles are typically caused by running, sprinting, jumping, climbing, or the wearing of high heels for...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Quadriceps

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

    Dry Needling can be very effective for treating trigger points in the Quadriceps    The regulations concerning dry needling - required qualifications and licensing - differ enormously depending between countries, states and districts. Dry Needling should never be performed by anyone who isn't suitably trained and authorised to do so.   Shortness of the quadriceps can ultimately influence head and neck positioning, cause knee pain, and affect foot and ankle movement The quadriceps muscles have a significant impact on pelvic rotation (anterior), kneecap tracking, and knee positioning. Shortness of the quadriceps can ultimately influence head and neck positioning,...

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