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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Soleus

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  Treating the Gastro-Soleus Complex - Stuart Hinds     From a dynamic postural viewpoint, the soleus prevents the body falling forward at the ankle joint during standing In gait, the muscle eccentrically decelerates subtalar joint pronation and internal rotation of the lower leg at heel-strike. It also decelerates dorsi flexion of the foot. Spasm or myofascial trigger points in the soleus can be the origin of achilles pain, tight hamstrings, lower back pain, night cramp, and even headaches. The soleus typically refers pain into the posterior aspect and plantar surface of the heel and to the distal end of...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Achilles Tendinitis

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  Achilles Tendinitis - Trigger Point Therapy   Achilles problems are amongst the most common issues that therapists deal with every day - especially with clients who are regular runners or walkers In many cases, poor footwear or a change of footwear to a new design, is the cause. Trigger points form to weaken muscles of the calf in particular, creating a chain effect and ultimately additional trigger points and a reaction in the achilles. Trigger Point Treatment Protocol Trigger point therapy can be wonderfully effective for treating achilles issues. Here (video above) we demonstrate the most commonly used NAT trigger point...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Heel Pain and Night Cramp

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  Treatment Techniques for Gastrocnemius and Soleus Trigger Points    Trigger Points for Trainers Trigger Points for Therapists 60% of adults will suffer from night cramp at some point Cramp is an involuntary spasm of the muscle caused when an already shortened muscle shortens further. It is a very painful condition and very common. The calf is the area most affected, but foot cramps are also fairly common. The majority of cramps occur at night Known as nocturnal cramps, these are remarkably common, with 60% of the adult population reporting suffering from this at some point. Most sufferers will wake as...

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Achilles Tendinitis - Self Help

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  Simple ways to stretch soleus - Stuart Hinds   Become a Trigger Point Therapist   What is Achilles Tendinitis? Achilles Tendinitis is characterized by an injury to the achilles tendon mostly due to overuse. The achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body, connecting your calf muscles to your heel bone. It is used in many activities such as walking, running, and jumping and unfortunately, is commonly injured. Even though the achilles tendon can withstand the impact caused by running and jumping, it can also be affected by tendinitis, which is associated to overuse, degeneration and injury. During achilles tendinitis, the...

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