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Trigger Point Therapy - Piriformis Syndrome

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  Treating Piriformis Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Ischemic Compression Technique Trigger Point Therapy Course   Piriformis syndrome is a result of impingement of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle Incorrect form or improper gait often leads to tightness and inflexibility in piriformis. The condition occurs more frequently in women than men (6:1). When piriformis becomes tight it puts pressure on the underlying nerve, causing pain similar to sciatica. The pain usually starts in the mid-gluteal region and radiates down the back of the thigh.   Piriformis - Common Trigger Point Sites   Cause of injury Incorrect...

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Stretching for Pain Relief - The Psoas Muscles

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  Stretching Psoas - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner     Click for Course Details   Stretching the Psoas Muscles 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 the hip muscles. Note that some upper fibers of the psoas major may insert by a long tendon into the iliopubic eminence to form the psoas minor, which has little function and is absent in about 40% of people.  ...

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Trigger Point Therapy - ITB Syndrome

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  ITB Syndrome - Soft Tissue Therapy      ITB Treatment - Online Course   ITB Syndrome .... there are no "magic cures" but in most cases trigger point therapy can have profound effects I've been fortunate to have been working with elite athletes for the past 20 years, including the provision of soft tissue support for the Australian Olympic teams at the last four Olympic games. Together with my colleagues we've been faced with the need to treat 1000's of cases of ITB Syndrome, and whilst there's still much that we don't know about this injury, we have learned through...

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Trigger Point therapy - Lower Back and the Sacroiliac Joint

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   Treating the Sacroiliac Joint    Treating Lower Back Pain - Online Course   Sacroiliac joint pain is implicated in 15% to 20% of chronic low back complaints In the first part of the 20th century, sacroiliac (SI) joint syndrome was the most common diagnosis for lumbago (low back pain). Pain in the lower back or buttocks, was generally referred to as Sacroiliac Syndrome or SI joint syndrome.  For about half a century (1930's - 1980's) most doctors ignored the sacroiliac in the diagnosis and treatment of low back pain, based on the mistaken view that a joint with so little movement...

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Stretching for Pain Relief and Rehabilitation - Hip and Thigh

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   Trigger Points - Stretching for the Hip Flexors     Anatomy of Stretching - Online CE Course     Stretching for the Hip, Thigh and Buttocks The hips and buttocks are comprised of a number of both large muscles (e.g., gluteus maximus) and small muscles (e.g., piriformis). These muscles are primarily responsible for hip stabilization and lower leg movement. The muscles around the hip and buttocks, along with the structure of the hip joint, allow for a large range of movement of the lower leg; including flexion, extension, adduction, abduction, and rotation. Stretching Hamstring injuries, hip arthritis, hip bursitis,...

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