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Trigger Point Therapy - Holding Patterns of the Hip (Part 2)

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Assessing Holding Patterns of the Hip It's been bitterly cold here in Australia and we're filming this just back in from the track with Callum our 100m sprinter - which is the reason we're wearing our winter beanies! In this video blog we present the holding patterns and how they often look in our clients. First we look at the relationship between the gluteus medius and the adductor magnus, which is imperative for hip stability in the mid stance. When establishing a balance, the adductor magnus trigger points can be a game changer. Secondly, we present the hip extension assessment and the relationship between...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Holding Patterns of the Hip (Part 1)

Posted by Stuart Hinds on

Switch off the inhibition to see the function return! In today's video blog, Stuart presents common holding patterns of the hip and how the body can adapt to the dysfunctional environment created by trigger points.  Whilst trigger points may play a big role in reducing the environment, we can often use these nociceptive inputs to deactivate holding patterns, thus playing into the body's ability to heal itself. Simply put, we aim to switch off the inhibition to see the function return.   Click here to see Part 2   Other Useful Links  Find a Trigger Point Professional in your area Recent Blogs...

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Trigger Point Therapy - 5 Awesome Stretches for the Quads

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Stretching the Quads following ICT treatment for trigger points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner    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.    ...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Hip Pain and Dysfunction

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  Stuart Hinds - Hip Abduction Assessment    Learning to Release the Hip Holding Patterns I've spent the best part of 25 years working predominantly with elite athletes. Just about anyone who knows me will tell you, I've been obsessed with hips for most of that time! Hip Pain and Dysfunction Hip pain and dysfunction are often challenging for the therapist and as I gained experience over the years, and had more and more success in treating hips, I begun to feel certain that sequence, the order in which the treatment is applied, was making a huge impact. This drove me...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Quadratus Lumborum

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Video extract from "Treating Low Back Pain" NAT Course - Presented by Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Treating Low Back Pain   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...

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