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Trigger Point Therapy - Multifidus / Rotatores

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  Treating Trigger Points in Multifidi - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner     Trigger Points in Multifidi may be the cause of a high percentage of back pain, and may increase the chance of back injuries occurring The multifidus muscles help to take pressure off the vertebral discs so that our body weight can be well distributed along the spine. These muscles are a major contributor to neuromuscular efficiency of the “core.” The superficial muscle group keeps our spine straight while the deep muscle group contributes significantly to the stability of our spine. These two groups of multifidus muscles are recruited during...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Giving the Psoas a Break

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Iliopsoas Explained   The “Give the Psoas a Break” Exercise. A Constructive Rest Position for Everyone! CRP is a supine position that has been taught for many years. The system was developed by Mabel Todd in the early part of the twentieth century in Boston and then in New York City as an alternative to strict military physical education. She called this method Natural Posture. Her ideology was later termed Ideokinesis, an idea of movement used to improve muscular coordination through imagery. Creative yet scientific, it is based on functional anatomy with ease and repatterning of movement, and was embraced...

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Lower Back Pain - An Overview of the Key Muscles Involved

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  Treating QL Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner MD    Most cases of lower back pain are associated with myofascial trigger points Lower Back Pain is usually attributed to “structural” factors such as pinched nerves, herniated disks, and arthritic degeneration.  In reality, these kinds of problems are often just minor factors in back pain. In fact, most acute and chronic back pain is probably caused by trigger points. The body tends to shut down around pain to avoid further noxious stimuli. Part of the way it does this is by using trigger points. Depending on how long the symptoms have persisted, we see...

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Stretching for the Trunk and Spine

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  Rules for Safe Stretching - Stuart Hinds Stretching is something that most of us should do daily - now could be a good time to start! It's a simple fact that muscles and joints will become stiffer and tighter, simply as part of the aging process. In most cases, this process is caused by a combination of physical degeneration and inactivity. Although we cannot help getting older, this should not mean that we give up trying to improve our flexibility. In fact, quite the opposite! Age does not have to be a barrier to an active lifestyle, but certain precautions should be taken...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Levator Ani Syndrome

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  Chronic Pelvic Pain and Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Trigger Point Therapy - Where to Start?    If you have pelvic pain, chances are you have trigger points somewhere within or adjacent to your pelvic floor muscles The levator ani consists of the pubococcygeus and the iliococcygeus muscles. Together with the coccygeus muscle, these muscles form the pelvic diaphragm (the muscular floor of the pelvis). We find that trigger points in the levator ani muscle are often implicated in low back pain, Levator Ani Syndrome, and a wide range of chronic pelvic pain syndromes. Pelvic Disorders Whilst trigger...

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