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Trigger Point Therapy - Ankle Sprains

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  What is the Connection Between Ankle Sprains and Trigger Points?   Foot pain, ankle pain, and ankle instability are often associated with trigger points  Anyone involved in athletics is particularly susceptible to an ankle sprain - an acute injury to any or all of the ligaments that support the ankle structure. Tearing or stretching of the ligaments can occur when the foot is rolled or twisted forcefully. High-impact sports involving jumping, sprinting or running on changing or uneven surfaces often lead to ankle sprains. Basketball, football, cross country and hockey are a few of the sports commonly associated with...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Achilles Tendinitis

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  Achilles Tendinitis - Trigger Point Therapy   Achilles problems are amongst the most common issues that therapists deal with every day - especially with clients who are regular runners or walkers In many cases, poor footwear or a change of footwear to a new design, is the cause. Trigger points form to weaken muscles of the calf in particular, creating a chain effect and ultimately additional trigger points and a reaction in the achilles. Trigger Point Treatment Protocol Trigger point therapy can be wonderfully effective for treating achilles issues. Here (video above) we demonstrate the most commonly used NAT trigger point...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Fibularis/Peroneus

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  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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Clinical Assessment and Reasoning - Ankle Injuries

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

   Special Tests for Weak Ankles and Instability - Paul Townley     More About Paul Townley     Find a Trigger Point Professional in your area NAT 5 Step Shoulder Technique Dry Needling for Trigger Points NAT Professional Courses Certify as a Trigger Point Therapist Education Membership Plans                      This trigger point therapy blog is intended to be used for information purposes only and is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or to substitute for a medical diagnosis and/or treatment rendered or prescribed by a physician or...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

 Treating Plantar Fasciitis   See also - Taping for Plantar Fasciitis    Around 10% of people experience Plantar Fasciitis at some point in their lives One of the common misconceptions about trigger point therapy is that it is effective for short term pain relief only. This plainly isn't true and Plantar Fasciitis (a nasty condition as anyone who has had it will tell you) is one of those conditions where we repeatedly find that we are able to provide both temporary and long term relief.      Gastrocnemius - Common Trigger Point Sites   Plantar Fasciitis is a common disorder, which...

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