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Trigger Point Release for Horses - Hamstring Muscles

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  Trigger Point Release for Horses - Assessing and Treating the Hamstrings        Semimembranosus If the limb is planted, this muscle extends the hip. If the limb is not planted, this muscle retracts, adducts and rotates the limb inward. lt originates from the first caudal vertebrae, sacrotuberal ligament, and the ischial tuber of the pelvis. It inserts on the medial epicondyle of the femur.       Semitendinosus If the limb is planted, this muscle extends the hip, stifle, and hock joints.If the limb is not planted, this muscle flexes the stifle, retracts, and adducts the limb. lt originates...

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Trigger Points for Horses - Sacroiliac Pain

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

   Trigger Point Massage for Horses - Andy Eckley   Andy Eckley's Bio   A common misconception is that you need to use a stronger force to release a trigger point on a horse than you would with a human This however isn't my experience. If you are accurate then being a trigger point therapist for horses doesn't have to be painful for yourself or lead to finger joint problems. A big difference to applying trigger point therapy versus simple massage is in its accuracy. So, if you are exactly on an active trigger point you don't need a lot...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Horses

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  Andy Eckley - NAT Therapist, and Equine Therapist        Trigger Point Therapy for Horses A common comment is that the horse can't tell you where it feels pain so it must be more difficult to treat horses than people. This is a myth. The horse will always tell us where their pain is - we just need to understand how the horses communicates. The horse will always blink when you are working on an active trigger point. The horse will half close its eyes when you are at the correct pressure. The horse will blink at exactly...

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