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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating the Hip Adductors

Posted by Julian Knight on

  Treating the hip adductors - Stuart Hinds   The adductor magnus is the largest of the adductor muscle group, which also includes the adductor brevis and adductor longus. The adductor longus is the most anterior of the three. The adductor brevis lies anterior to the adductor magnus. The lateral border of the upper fibers of the adductor longus form the medial border of the femoral triangle (the sartorius forms the lateral boundary; the inguinal ligament forms the superior boundary).   Adductor Magnus - Common Trigger Point Sites       Adductor Brevis and Adductor Longus - Common Trigger Point...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Tensor Fasciae Latae (TFL)

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Treating TFL Trigger Points - Stuart Hinds       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. The tensor fasciae latae assists various muscles, including the gluteus medius and minimus, rectus femoris, iliopsoas, pectineus, and sartorius. Pain from...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Hip Arthritis  - Treating Trigger Points for Pain Relief and Improved Mobility   Trigger point therapy can often be incredibly effective for relieving hip pain, helping to reduce stiffness and increase range of movement Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease that can affect any joint in your body, including your hips. Over time, due to ageing, trauma or other factors, the cartilage that cushions your joints starts to break down. Without cartilage, your joint bones rub together when you move. The bone-on-bone action creates pain, stiffness, and can limit your mobility. This is especially true with OA of...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Psoas

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Treating trigger points in the psoas muscles - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner MD    Contrary to some common misconceptions, trigger points in the psoas muscles can be treated safely and effectively with manual therapy Trigger points in these muscles are too frequently overlooked and are often the source of lower back complaints. Whilst the muscles are buried deep, they are often not as difficult to treat for trigger points as many might assume. Whilst special care must be taken when treating the iliopsoas group (iliacus and the psoas), they can generally be treated effectively by a trained therapist. About the Psoas...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Sciatica

Posted by Judith Winer on

Sciatic Pain - Stuart Hinds demonstrates his approach to treating the Piriformis   A number of studies have shown the benefits of manual therapy for treating sciatica Sciatica is a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as a lumbar herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, or spinal stenosis. It is not a medical condition in and of itself. Overview of Sciatica The condition is characterized by pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. This is the largest nerve in the body, beginning at the lower back, and running through the hips and buttocks down to each leg. In most...

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