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Trigger Point Blog — Rotator Cuff Injuries

Trigger Point Therapy - 5 Great Shoulder Stretches

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  How to Stretch Supraspinatus - Dr. Johnathan Kuttner        Simple Shoulder Stretches Here are 5 other shoulder stretches that we regularly recommend ... 1. Great for trigger points in the "Pecs"! Technique Kneel on the floor in front of a chair or table and interlock your forearms above your head. Place your arms on the object and lower your upper body toward the ground. Muscles that you're stretching Primary muscles: Pectoralis major and minor. Anterior deltoid.Secondary muscles: Serratus anterior. Teres major. Injury where this may help dissipate trigger points Impingement syndrome. Rotator cuff tendonitis. Shoulder bursitis. Frozen shoulder...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Teres Minor

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  Teres Minor Trigger Points - often associated with Rotator Cuff Injuries   The teres minor decelerates internal rotation of the shoulder joint Inhibition in this muscle due to short/ spastic subscapularis, latissimus dorsi, teres major, and pectoralis major muscles sets up the ideal conditions for repetitive stress in sports, such as swimming and rugby, and in any activity involving acceleration through internal/external rotation and flexion/extension of the shoulder complex. Numbness or tingling will be felt in the fourth and fifth digits of the same arm, as well as pain in the posterior shoulder at the greater tuberosity. Teres minor myofascial...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

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Vacuum Cupping - General Shoulder Sequence     Rotator cuff tendinitis results from the irritation and inflammation of the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles in the area underlying the acromion The condition is sometimes known as pitcher’s shoulder though it is a common injury in all sports requiring overhead arm movements, including tennis, volleyball, swimming and weightlifting.         Cause of injury Inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons from tennis, baseball, swimming etc. Irritation of the subacromial bursa of the rotator cuff causing inflammation and swelling in the subacromial space. Pre-existing disposition including anatomical irregularity. Signs and symptoms...

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Rotator Cuff Injuries and NAT Treatment

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  What do the therapists have to say about NAT?   Learn More About NAT   The reason the rotator cuff muscles are so key to our shoulder function is that our ball and socket joint is inherently unstable The body is a marvellous, complex and self-healing machine. Proper shoulder alignment and function allows us to interact and manipulate our environment in an efficient way that requires minimal effort. The problem is that when one of our muscles or tendons ‘goes wrong’, the body is forced to compensate and adapt. The reason the rotator cuff muscles are so key to...

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Treating the Rotator Cuff - Myofascial / Soft Tissue Release (STR) Techniques

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  John Gibbons demonstrates treatment techniques for the rotator cuff muscles   John Gibbons (video above) is a qualified and registered osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council, specializing 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.      Rotator cuff tendinitis results from the irritation and inflammation of the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles in the area underlying the acromion. The condition is...

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