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Effective Cupping for ITB

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   ITB Syndrome - Vacuum Cupping Treatment   Links Find a Trigger Point Professional in your area More Articles About Hip Pain ITB Syndrome Trigger Point Therapy - Cupping Course Corrective Exercises for Hip and Shoulder Treating Hip Pain and Dysfunction NAT Professional Courses Certify as a Trigger Point Therapist Membership   About NAT Courses As a manual therapist or exercise professional, there is only one way to expand your business - education! Learning more skills increases the services that you offer and provides more opportunity for specialization. Every NAT course is designed to build on what you already know,...

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Trigger Point Therapy - ITB Syndrome

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  ITB Syndrome - Soft Tissue Therapy      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 trial and experience, that ITBS can...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Gmed Causing MCL Pain and Meniscal Pain

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  Treating Trigger Points - Gluteus Medius (GMed)   How can a weakness of the glutes be responsible for knee pain? There are a number of factors regarding the Gmed that need to be taken into account when we are looking at medial or lateral knee pain. “Medial knee drift,” which is a valgus position of the tibiofemoral joint and, less common, “lateral knee drift” which is a varus position of the tibiofemoral joint. When a client consults their therapist with knee pain, they might have been told that one of the causes of their knee pain is a weakness found in the Gmax or...

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Trigger Point Therapy - MET Treatment of the TFL and ITB

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The soft tissue structure of the ITB has been shown through research not to change in length by even 1% using almost one ton of pressure   Free Home Study Course   I consider the following MET an appropriate procedure to be included within a treatment plan, as I feel that it will assist in some way to alter the “tone” of the TFL muscle, rather than altering the length of the connective tissue component, i.e. the ITB. It makes a lot more sense to me to use the PIR effect of METs on the TFL muscle, as I personally...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Gmed Causing MCL Pain and Meniscal Pain

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  Stretching the GMed - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   A tight muscle will pull the joint into a dysfunctional position, and a weak muscle will allow it to happen There are other factors regarding the Gluteus Medius (Gmed) that need to be taken into account when it is a question of medial or lateral knee pain: “medial knee drift,” which is a valgus position of the tibiofemoral joint; and, less common, “lateral knee drift,” which is a varus position of the tibiofemoral joint. When a client or athlete consults their physical therapist with knee pain, they might have been told that...

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