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Performance Therapy - Hip Adductors

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  Treating the Hip Adductors - Stuart Hinds     Don't ignore tightness, restriction, and overload in the hip adductors Whilst this is especially relevant to athletes and those who regularly participate in sport, the same conditions can arise from activities related to occupations and even common activities such as gardening or sitting crossed legged for extended periods.  So try not to ignore your adductors/abductors. Where possible, develop a stretching program that includes the muscles that contract and stretch your inner thighs, as well as those that help your hip abductors both stabilize the pelvis and move the leg out to the side. You can...

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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 - Treating Shin Pain

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  Shin Splint Overview - Stuart Hinds   Shin splints are especially common amongst runners and other athletes who have just returned after a break, or who are stepping up the intensity and duration of their training  Shin splints is a generally descriptive term used to describe most painful conditions in the front area of the shin. There are however many potential causes of the pain. Medial Tibial Pain Syndrome (Shin Splints) Medial tibial pain syndrome is the most common cause of shin pain. This refers to pain typically experienced over the shin bone. Altering the duration, frequency or intensity of running can often lead to...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Soccer Injuries

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  Treating Gastro/Soleus - Stuart Hinds   Wherever you live or work as a therapist, you are probably surrounded by 100's/1000's of youths who play soccer! Quite a number of massage / manual therapists have built successful practices by fine tuning their skills to treat common soccer injuries. Soccer players are uniquely susceptible to muscle strains and ligament sprains due to the quick changes in direction, lateral movements, pivoting and the rapid accelerations and decelerations involved in the sport. The ankles, hamstrings, adductors (groin) and other muscles around the hip and thigh are particularly susceptible.    Most Common Soccer Injuries (Source:...

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Lower Limb Injuries - Common Causes

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  How to prevent common leg and foot injuries - Stuart Hinds   Learn More - See All Classes    Many common lower limb injuries could be avoided Research has shown that more than half (54%) of sports related injuries refer to the lower extremities. Just about anyone who is regularly active will be familiar with or know someone who has suffered with runner's knee, shin splints, foot and ankle pain. Whilst these injuries may often stem from a complex chain, or from trauma, many common "over-use" injuries of the lower limbs are predictable and could be avoided. In the video above, Stuart...

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