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Trigger Point Treatment Techniques for the Hamstring Muscles

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  Treating Trigger Points in Short Head Biceps Femoris - Stuart Hinds   About Stuart Hinds   What are the Hamstrings? The hamstrings consist of three muscles. From medial to lateral they are the semimembranosus, semitendinosus, and biceps femoris.  Origin Ischial tuberosity (sitting bone). Biceps femoris also originates from back of femur. Insertion Semimembranosus: back of medial condyle of tibia (upper side part of tibia). Semitendinosus: upper medial surface of shaft of tibia. Biceps femoris: lateral side of head of bula. Lateral condyle of tibia.     Action Flex knee joint. Extend hip joint. Semimembranosus and semitendinosus also medially rotate...

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Trigger Points and Lower Back Pain

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Treating Trigger Points for Back Pain - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Lower Back Pain has reached epidemic proportions. Here we look at the part played by trigger points. It has been suggested that low back pain is an inevitable result of walking upright (Harari). As the force of gravity acts upon the skeleton and its muscular and ligamentous armature, it is distributed via the fascia into three dimensions. Myers (2013) talks of an internal cohesion-compression of the body where it is both collapsing in on itself and pushing out from itself in a constant state of equilibrium, a concept called ‘tensegrity’. Tensegrity...

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Common Sports Injuries - Treating the Hamstrings

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Treating the Hamstrings - Stuart Hinds       Ultimately, the hamstrings are trying to be gluteal muscles, while the lumbar muscles are trying to be hamstrings The hamstrings eccentrically contract during gait in order to decelerate extension of the knee joint and hip flexion, while also playing a very important role in pelvic stability. The hamstring muscles decelerate internal rotation on heel-strike The hamstrings disappear under the gluteus maximus and provide force closure of the sacroiliac joint through the coupled action of the force provided by the contralateral latissimus dorsi. This force is transmitted through the sacrotuberous ligament and further up...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating The Hamstrings

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  Treating Hamstring Tightness and Trigger Points     The hamstrings are amongst the most overworked muscles in the body There's a common myth that hamstring injuries are the domain of athletes and don't generally affect the rest of us. The reality is that even standing upright requires continuous performance from these muscles, making them prone to develop active trigger points. This in turn may often lead to many other painful disorders, including lower-back, hip, thigh, and knee pain. Muscle Imbalance  When one muscle group is much stronger than its opposing muscle group, the imbalance can lead to the development of trigger points,...

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Five Awesome Stretches for the Hip and Thigh

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  Hip Pain and Trigger Points - Overview   Hip Pain and Dysfunction Therapist Home Study Course     Hip Adductors       Hip Abductors       Hamstring Muscles     Most therapists agree that stretching is a key component of their trigger point treatment protocols. Here are five simple stretches that we often recommend. If you are suffering from an existing pain condition, always seek professional advice before starting a stretching program. In all cases, start slowly and ease into and out of each stretch. Enjoy! TECHNIQUE Lie on a bench on your side. Allow the top...

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