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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating the Iliopsoas Group

Posted by Julian Knight on

   Psoas Trigger Points and Pain Map    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 them with...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating the QL

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  Treating the QL - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Visit Online Store   Trigger Points in the QL are known by some as the "masters" of lower back pain! (Latin quadratus, squared; lumbus, loin) Whilst the quadratus lumborum (QL) is a small muscle it plays a vital role in body mechanics enabling us to maintain our upright posture. Trigger points in the QL are almost always associated with acute low back pain complaints, especially those cases where the pain is so severe that the client cannot stand.QL trigger points are also often associated with sciatica-type symptoms and hip pain.   Quadratus Lumborum...

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Trigger Point Therapy - 5 Awesome Stretches for the Quads

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  Trigger points in the quadricep muscles are commonly the cause of hip, thigh and knee pain  The quadriceps is a large group of muscles, the most massive of the leg, located in the anterior (front) of the thigh. They originate from above the hip joint and extend to below the knee. The primary action of the quadriceps is to extend the knee joint, but in conjunction with a number of other muscles in the front of the hip, they are also associated with hip flexion.     Quadriceps - Common Trigger Point Sites and Referred Pain Maps   Rectus femoris...

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Performance Therapy - Hip Adductors

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  Treating the Hip Adductors - Stuart Hinds     Don't ignore tightness, restriction, and overload in the hip adductors Whilst this is especially relevant to athletes and those who regularly participate in sport, the same conditions can arise from activities related to occupations and even common activities such as gardening or sitting crossed legged for extended periods.      So try not to ignore your adductors/abductors. Where possible, develop a stretching program that includes the muscles that contract and stretch your inner thighs, as well as those that help your hip abductors both stabilize the pelvis and move the leg out to the side....

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Five Awesome Stretches for the Hip and Thigh

Posted by Julian Knight on

  Hip Pain and Trigger Points - Overview    Stretching is often a key component of trigger point treatment Here are five simple stretches that we typically refer to in terms of an aid to general hip mobility. 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. Check out the anatomy images below and the refer to the stretching exercises that follow. make sure to read and carefully follow the instructions.   Hip Anatomy   Hip Adductors  ...

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