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Muscle Energy Technique - Pectoralis Major

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  Muscle Energy Technique - Pectoralis Major (Stuart Hinds)       Pectoralis Major - Common Trigger Point Sites   Useful Links Find a Trigger Point Professional in your area More Articles About Shoulder Pain More Articles About Rotator Cuff Injuries More Articles About Frozen Shoulder Neuromuscular Stretching NAT Professional Courses Certify as a Trigger Point Therapist Membership   About NAT Courses As a manual therapist or exercise professional, there is only one way to expand your business - education! Learning more skills increases the services that you offer and provides more opportunity for specialization. Every NAT course is designed...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Muscle Energy Techniques (MET's)

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Stuart Hinds - MET for Scalenes/SCM   Muscle Energy Techniques (METs) are increasingly being used to help dissipate trigger points - especially in cases of chronic shortening of the muscles METs are a broad classification of manual therapy methods directed at improving musculoskeletal function and reducing pain. Historically, the concept of METs emerged as a form of osteopathic manipulative diagnosis and treatment in which the patient’s muscles are actively used on request, from a precisely controlled position, in a specific direction, and against a distinctly executed counterforce from the practitioner. MET was first described in 1948 by Fred Mitchell, Sr., D.O....

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Trigger Point Therapy - Stomach Stretches

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Lumbar Extension, Abdominal Stretch     100% ONLINE SEE COURSE DETAILS   Stomach Muscle Stretching - Anatomy  The anterior abdominal wall muscles occur between the ribs and the pelvis, encircling the internal organs, and act to support the trunk, permit movement (primarily flex and rotate the lumbar spine), and support the lower back. There are three layers of muscle, with fibers running in the same direction as the corresponding three layers of muscle in the thoracic wall.     Transversus Abdominis The deepest layer consists of the transversus abdominis, whose fibers run approximately horizontally. Transversus abdominis spans around the trunk...

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What Are The Rules for Safe Stretching?

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  The Basic Rules for Safe and Effective Stretching   Stuart Hind's Bio   Online Course Details   As with most activities there are rules and guidelines to ensure safety Stretching is no exception – it can be extremely dangerous and harmful if done incorrectly. It is vitally important that the following rules be adhered to, both for safety and for maximizing the potential benefits of stretching. There is often confusion and concern about which stretches are good and which stretches are bad. In most cases someone has told the inquirer that they should not do this stretch or that...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Quadriceps Tendinitis

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  Trigger Points - Stretching the Quadricep Muscles     Inflammation of the quadriceps tendon can be a result of repetitive stress to the quadriceps or excessive stress before the muscle is conditioned Minor tears may occur in the tendon when it is stretched while subjected to loading. Pain just above the patella (kneecap), especially when extending (straightening) the knee, usually accompanies this injury. Cause of injury Repetitive stress to the tendon, e.g. running or jumping. Repetitive acceleration and deceleration, e.g. hurdling or football. Untreated injury to the quadriceps.     Signs and symptoms Pain just above the patella. Jumping,...

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