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Trigger Point Blog — Pelvic Pain

Trigger Point Therapy - Treating the Hip Adductors

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  Treating the hip adductors - Stuart Hinds   Learning to treat these trigger points effectively can be a boon to your practice (Latin adducere, to lead toward; magnus, large; brevis, short; longus, long) 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...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Levator Ani Syndrome

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  Chronic Pelvic Pain and Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Trigger Point Therapy - Where to Start?    If you have pelvic pain, chances are you have trigger points somewhere within or adjacent to your pelvic floor muscles The levator ani consists of the pubococcygeus and the iliococcygeus muscles. Together with the coccygeus muscle, these muscles form the pelvic diaphragm (the muscular floor of the pelvis). We find that trigger points in the levator ani muscle are often implicated in low back pain, Levator Ani Syndrome, and a wide range of chronic pelvic pain syndromes. Pelvic Disorders Whilst trigger...

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Testing for Leg Length Discrepancy

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  John Gibbons - Sports Osteopath and Lecturer   Leg length discrepancies are typically classified either "structural" or "functional" Leg length discrepancies are typically classified as structural or functional.  A structural discrepancy is a hereditary situation whereby one leg is simply longer than the other.  This is determined if the client’s pelvis and sacroiliac joints are symmetrical and the leg lengths are different.     A functional leg length discrepancy is often diagnosed when there is some form of sacroiliac joint dysfunction, which causes one leg to function as though it is longer or shorter than the other. In the video above, sports osteopath...

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How to Correct the Most Common Sacroiliac Dysfunction - Anterior Innominate Rotation

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  Treating Sacroiliac Dysfunction - John Gibbons    John Gibbons (video above) is a qualified and registered osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council, specialising in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of sport-related injuries. Having lectured in the field of sports medicine and physical therapy for over 12 years, John delivers advanced therapy training to qualified professionals within a variety of sports. He has also published numerous articles on various aspects of manual therapy.  Do not attempt to perform this technique unless it falls within your scope of practice.    Find a Trigger Point Professional in your area Recent Blogs and Articles  Nationally Accredited Home-Study...

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