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Trigger Point Therapy - Neck Arthritis (Cervical Spondylosis)

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  Torsional Release for Trigger Points in the Neck       See Course Details     Most cases of neck arthritis respond well to conservative treatment Cervical spondylosis is extremely common. More than 85 percent of people over the age of 60 are affected. The condition most often causes pain and stiffness in the neck—although many people with cervical spondylosis experience no noticeable symptoms. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, in most cases, cervical spondylosis responds well to conservative treatment. Neck arthritis can manifest for a number of reasons including, genetic (inherited), occupational and/or historic trauma. Cervical spondylosis...

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Postural Trigger Points May Be Connected To 95% of Common Back and Shoulder Pain Disorders

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  Upper Crossed Syndrome Explained - Simeon Asher   Click for Online Course Details      Postural muscles tend to have a greater percentage of Type 1 fibers. This characteristic may lead to a more resistant type of trigger point. The majority of your clients may have occupations that involve prolonged sitting, often at a computer screen, and increased use of mobile devices and tablets. Ergonomics is a booming industry, focusing on the interactions of people and their working environments; however, not all workplaces can afford to implement proper ergonomic interventions. Long and monotonous days spent in front of a computer screen often...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD or/ TMJD)

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    TMJ Disorders - Anatomy Overview     It is estimated that 20–30% of the adult population will have TMJ problems at some point in their life TMJD disorder is sometimes called the ‘Great Impostor’ because of the multiplicity of symptoms. Pain, stiffness, clicking, clunking or popping sounds, and aching in the jaw muscles characterize this debilitating problem. Classically the headache is strongly felt in the region of the ear. Types of TMJD's Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD's) are problems affecting the joint between the lower jaw and base of the skull. There are two temporomandibular joints (TMJ's), one each side of the jaw, that allow...

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Stretching for Pain Relief - Shoulder & Neck Pain

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  Neck Pain and Trigger Points   Neuromuscular Stretching Technique Trigger Point Therapy - Where to Start?   Trigger points are common in all the main shoulder and neck muscles In fact just about all of us have latent trigger points, usually as a result of poor posture .... one of those simple things that they used to teach in schools but has long ago vanished. Failure to work on your posture and to take simple steps to promote shoulder and neck health will often (increasingly often) lead to active trigger points, and a whole host of potential musculoskeletal injuries as...

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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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