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Trigger Point Therapy - Piriformis Syndrome

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  Treating Piriformis Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Ischemic Compression Technique Trigger Point Therapy Course   Piriformis syndrome is a result of impingement of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle Incorrect form or improper gait often leads to tightness and inflexibility in piriformis. The condition occurs more frequently in women than men (6:1). When piriformis becomes tight it puts pressure on the underlying nerve, causing pain similar to sciatica. The pain usually starts in the mid-gluteal region and radiates down the back of the thigh.   Piriformis - Common Trigger Point Sites   Cause of injury Incorrect...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating a Bulging Disc

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  Treating Piriformis Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   CLICK FOR DETAILS     The painful symptoms of a bulging disc may often be relieved by treating trigger points in the piriformis gluteus maximus, and rectus abdominis muscles. The spine is formed in such a way as to allow movement whilst also protecting the spinal cord (the nervous tissue that runs from the brain and down the length of the spinal column). The spine is made up of 33 vertebrae, mostly separated by rubbery cushions, called intervertebral discs. These jelly-like discs are so on the inside with a tougher...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating the Gluteus Maximus

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   Treating Gluteus Maximus Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Ischemic Compression Technique     Gluteus Maximus The gluteus maximus is the most coarsely fibered and heaviest muscle in the body, forming the bulk of the buttock. The upper fibers laterally rotate the hip joint and may also assist in abduction of that joint. The lower fibers extend and laterally rotate the hip joint (ex. forceful extension, as in running or rising from sitting). Through its insertion into the IT tract, the gluteus maximus also helps to stabilize the knee in extension.    Gluteus Maximus - Common Trigger Point Sites  ...

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Postural Trigger Points May Be Connected To 95% of Common Back and Shoulder Pain Disorders

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  Upper Crossed Syndrome Explained - Simeon Asher   Click for Online Course Details      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...

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Stretching for Pain Relief - The Psoas Muscles

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  Stretching Psoas - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner     Click for Course Details   Stretching the Psoas Muscles The psoas major and iliacus are considered part of the posterior abdominal wall because of their position and cushioning role for the abdominal viscera. However, based on their action of flexing the hip joint, it would also be relevant to place them with the hip muscles. Note that some upper fibers of the psoas major may insert by a long tendon into the iliopubic eminence to form the psoas minor, which has little function and is absent in about 40% of people.  ...

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