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Trigger Point Therapy - Levator Scapulae (Stretch)

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Stretching the Levator Scapulae, and applying heat, following ICT treatment for trigger points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner  Choose Your FREE online CE Course   Ischemic Compression Technique for Levator Scapulae   Levator Scapulae The levator scapulae is deep to the SCM and the trapezius. It is named after its action of elevating the scapula. It also helps bend the neck laterally. Trigger points in the levator scapulae typically refer pain in a triangular pattern from the top of the scapula to the nape of the neck. In some cases pain will also refer slightly to the medial border of the scapula...

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Levator Scapulae Trigger Points - Treatment

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  Treating Levator Scapulae Trigger Points   Ischemic Compression Technique   Almost all neck pain is associated with trigger points, and the levator scapulae is commonly involved Trigger points in levator scapulae evolve over time and their development is typically linked to work-hobby posture.   Levator Scapulae - Common Trigger Point Sites   Here's a terrific exercise that we often recommend to clients, especially those who work with technology or in office environments.  This exercise will be well known to anyone who practices Yoga, but really anyone should be able to perform this exercise safely and effectively.  Awareness Breath, stretch, expansion,...

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Taping for Trigger Points - Levator Scapulae

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  Stuart Hinds demonstrates taping technique for levator scapulae trigger points   Trigger points in the levator scapulae typically refer pain in a triangular pattern from the top of the scapula to the nape of the neck The levator scapulae is deep to the SCM and the trapezius. It is named after its action of elevating the scapula. It also helps bend the neck laterally. Trigger points in the levator scapulae typically refer pain in a triangular pattern from the top of the scapula to the nape of the neck. In some cases pain will also refer slightly to the...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Common Neck and Shoulder Pain

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  Stretching Levator Scapulae - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner    The more time spent with a forward head posture, the more likely it is that one will develop neck and shoulder problems Most neck pain that is not caused by whiplash or other trauma has a postural component as part of the underlying problem. Sitting atop the body, the health of the neck is subject to the curvature of the spine and the position of the head above.Neck pain is often associated with trigger points, and these may develop as a result of postural issues or by way of over-compensation for an injury...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Levator Scapulae Taping Procedure

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  Taping for Trigger Points - Levator Scapulae. Kinesio taping is commonly used by therapists following direct treatment to trigger points (massage, compression, dry needling).   Levator Scapulae The levator scapulae is deep to the SCM and the trapezius. It is named after its action of elevating the scapula. It also helps bend the neck laterally. Trigger points in the levator scapulae typically refer pain in a triangular pattern from the top of the scapula to the nape of the neck. In some cases pain will also refer slightly to the medial border of the scapula and the posterior of the...

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