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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Gluteus Maximus

Posted by Graeme Turofsky on

  Gluteus Maximus - Trigger Point Anatomy     Weak gluteal muscles can have wide-reaching implications up and down the kinetic chain The gluteus maximus plays a significant role in stabilizing both the sacroiliac joint and the knee joint. It does so by means of superior fibers, which attach to the aponeurosis of the sacrotuberous ligament, and inferior fibers, which attach anteriorly to the iliotibial band, providing tension down to the knee. Because the gluteus muscles are also called on to support and stabilize our core - they are called into action without our realizing it when we are sitting at...

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Trigger Points - Healthy "Hammies"

Posted by Graeme Turofsky on

  Hamstrings - Trigger Point Anatomy   Because the hamstrings have their origin at the sitting bones - Long periods of sitting may affect their function  We rely on our hamstring muscles for walking, jogging, running and jumping. These are the workhorse muscles that enable us to flex our knees and extend our hips at the beginning of each step that we take.  When we are walking, jogging or running, our hamstrings are antagonists to the quadriceps muscles in the action of deceleration of knee extension.  Anatomy The hamstrings consist of three muscles. From medial to lateral they are the semimembranosus,...

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Trigger Points and Sciatic Type Pain - Gluteus Minimus

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  Gluteus Minimus Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Video Notes In the video above, NAT Presenter Dr. Jonathan Kuttner shows how to locate trigger points in the Gluteus Minimus, and explains the connection with sciatica and sciatic-type pain. Whilst the Gluteus Minimus is a small muscle, it's active trigger points can cause extremely painful symptoms.  Trigger points in this muscle are a common cause of "sciatic" type pain. So much so that Dr. Janet Travell referred to the gluteus minimus as the "Psuedo Sciatica" muscle.  Medical Doctors will often be unaware of trigger points and will typically refer patients...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating the Gluteus Maximus

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

   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...

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Gluteus Maximus - Stretching

Posted by Julian Knight on

  Gluteus Maximus Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner M.D.   Weak gluteal muscles have wide-reaching implications up and down the kinetic chain The gluteus maximus plays a significant role in stabilizing both the sacroiliac joint and the knee joint. It does so by means of superior fibers, which attach to the aponeurosis of the sacrotuberous ligament, and inferior fibers, which attach anteriorly to the iliotibial band, providing tension down to the knee. Weak gluteal muscles have wide-reaching implications up and down the kinetic chain.   Gluteus Maximus - Common Trigger Point sites   Gluteal Trigger Points It is hypothesized that gluteal...

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