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Trigger Point Therapy - Myofascial Meridians

Posted by Simeon Niel Asher on

  Clinically, trigger points tend to emerge in the warp and weft of the myofascia along certain predetermined lines of force, or meridians. Whilst there's still a lot that we don't know for sure about meridians, most TP therapists seem to agree that trigger points tend to develop along “Myofascial Meridians”. There's also a fair amount of evidence out there to support this. Clinically, trigger points (and super trigger points) tend to emerge in the warp and weft of the myofascia along certain predetermined lines of force, or meridians. The reasons for this have been suggested by Thomas Myers (2001) and are...

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Understanding Trigger Points - Embryological Development of Fascia

Posted by Simeon Niel Asher on

An overview of the embryological origin of connective tissues may provide some insights into the formation and location of trigger points. Trigger points tend to manifest within the epimysium according to myofascial strain patterns, which start to develop very early on in the developing embryo, and may also be related to fetal alignment in the womb. These strain patterns develop as we mature from childhood to adulthood and are influenced by, for example, posture, weight gain, and mechanical injury. Fascia supports organs, wraps around muscles, and condenses to form ligaments, aponeuroses, and even bone when infiltrated by calcium salts. By...

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Trigger Pointy Therapy - The Physiology of Muscle Contraction

Posted by Simeon Niel Asher on

  Understanding Nerve Impulse and Muscle Action Each muscle fiber is innervated by a single motor nerve fiber, ending near the middle of the muscle fiber. A single motor nerve fiber and all the muscle fibers it supplies is known as a motor unit. The number of muscle fibers supplied by a single nerve fiber is dependent upon the movement required. When an exact, controlled degree of movement is required, such as in eye or finger movement, only a few muscle fibers are supplied; when a bigger movement is required, as in large muscles like gluteus maximus, several hundred fibers...

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