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Trigger Points - Healthy "Hammies"

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  Stretching and Exercise Tips for Healthy Hamstrings   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...

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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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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating the Gluteus Maximus

Posted by Arnold Fomo 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 Sites  ...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Gluteus Medius and Minimus

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

     Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Gluteus Medius (and Minimus)   Gluteus Medius This muscle is mostly deep and is therefore obscured by the gluteus maximus, but appears on the surface between the gluteus maximus and the TFL. During walking, this muscle, along with the gluteus minimus, prevents the pelvis from dropping toward the non-weight-bearing leg.     The gluteus medius abducts the hip joint. The anterior fibers medially rotate and may assist in flexion, whilst the posterior fibers slightly laterally rotate the hip joint. As with the gluteus maximus, trigger points in the gluteus medius may refer pain locally to the...

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Hip Mobility Exercises

Posted by Team NAT on

  NAT Presenter Mike McGurn Demonstrates 4 Awesome Hip Mobility Exercises   More about Mike McGurn ...   The Dangers and Limitations of Poor Flexibility  Tight, stiff muscles limit our normal range of movement. A lack of flexibility (tight muscles) can be a key contributing factor to common muscle and joint pain. A severe lack of flexibility can mean it is difficult to perform what should be ordinary daily functions such as bending down to pick something from the floor, or looking over our shoulder. Simply put - tight and stiff muscles interfere with proper muscle action. If the muscles cannot contract...

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