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Iliotibial Band (ITB) | Tensor Fasciae Latae (TFL) | Hip Restrictions

Posted by Judith Winer on

      TFL Trigger Points - Pain can refer midway down the lateral thigh and will often radiate to the knee The tensor fasciae latae (TFL) is a vitally important structure in providing stability through the knee and pelvis. This muscle is a junction for several chains, including the spiral and lateral chains. The anteromedial fibers are responsible for flexion of the thigh, while the posterolateral fibers provide stability to the knee.   Treating TFL Trigger Points - Stuart Hinds         The tensor fasciae latae assists various muscles, including the gluteus medius and minimus, rectus femoris, iliopsoas, pectineus,...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Quadratus Lumborum

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

Lower Back Pain (LBP) and especially chronic LBP is often associated with trigger points in the Quadratus Lumborum (QL) muscles. The QL is small muscle that punches way above its weight. The QL laterally flexes the vertebral column; fixes the 12th rib during deep respiration (e.g. helps stabilize diaphragm for singers exercising voice control); and helps extend the lumbar part of the vertebral column, and provide it with lateral stability. Being such an active muscle, trigger points form in the QL for a whole host of reasons including repetitive strain injuries brought on by common daily activities such as gardening,...

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What is Appendicular Sciatica?

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

    With "Appendicular Sciatica", both the root cause and our approach to treatment are different than would be the case with "Axial Sciatica" This is because in Appendicular sciatica, it is usually soft tissue that traps the sciatic nerve. This form of sciatica can be just as painful as axial sciatica, but it will typically respond to soft-tissue work. Axial Sciatica Axial sciatica can be associated with spinal instability (which may well be made worse if we go powering in with indiscriminate deep work), so in treatment of Axial sciatica our aim is simply to ease the whole-body tensing...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating the Iliopsoas Group

Posted by Graeme Turofsky on

   How to Find and Treat Psoas Trigger Points    This muscle group lies deep in the abdominal cavity, and is too often overlooked Trigger points in the iliopsoas frequently contribute to low back pain cases, and often need to be released to effect a complete and lasting resolution of these cases.     Psoas Trigger Points - Common Sites     Anatomy The psoas major and iliacus are considered part of the posterior abdominal wall because of their position and cushioning role for the abdominal viscera. However, based on their action of flexing the hip joint, it would also be relevant to place...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Quadratus Femoris

Posted by Christopher Hamze on

  Treating Quadratus Femoris - Stuart Hinds     Trigger Points in the Quadratus Femoris typically appear together  with other Trigger Points in the immediate area, including the hip, and the pelvic floor This small muscle helps to rotate the hip sideways. When the hip is flexed, it helps move the hip and thigh away from midline. The quadratus femoris is one of the short lateral rotator core muscles, which interact with dysfunctions of L4 through S3 vertebrae. Movement is the best indicator as to which lateral rotator is involved. This muscle may stick to the underlying obturator externus.      ...

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