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Trigger Point therapy - Taping Technique for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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Stuart Hinds - Taping Technique for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome     PFPS pain is common amongst athletes and those who regularly participate in running and sport  Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) typically occurs when the patella rubs on the femur bone underneath. Many experts believe that incorrect tracking or rubbing of the patella over the femur bone is a significant factor and that this results in damage or irritation of the articular cartilage beneath the patella. Common Causes Whilst PFPS can have a number of causes, damage to the cartilage itself cannot directly cause pain because there are no blood vessels or nerves involved. However...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Taping for Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain

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  Taping for Plantar Fasciitis - Stuart Hinds   Trigger Point Therapy Online Master Course Taping for Trigger Points    One of the most common diagnosis of chronic heel pain is plantar fasciitis The plantar fascia runs across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes. This thick band of tissue can become inflamed causing a sharp pain, most commonly felt when the client stands first thing in the morning  In most cases, the pain subsides once the foot limbers up but then returns after long periods of standing or getting up after having been sitting with the weight off...

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Low Back Pain - Erector Spinae Muscles

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   Taping for Low Back Pain - Erector Spinae Trigger Points   Online Course - See Details   Erector Spinae Muscles Iliocostalis. Iliocostalis cervicis. Iliocostalis thoracis. Iliocostalis lumborum. Longissimus. Longissimus capitis. Longissimus cervicis. Longissimus thoracis. Spinalis. Spinalis capitis. Spinalis cervicis. Spinalis thoracis. The erector spinae, also called the sacrospinalis, comprise three sets of muscles organized in parallel columns. From lateral to medial, they are: iliocostalis, longissimus, and spinalis.   Erector Spinae Trigger Points   Origin Slips of muscle arising from the sacrum. Iliac crest. Spinous and transverse processes of vertebrae. Ribs. Insertion Ribs. Transverse and spinous processes of vertebrae. Occipital...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

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  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Overview     Early recognition and effective action has a significant impact on recovery time CTS is a terribly debilitating and frustrating condition and although we do see more and more referrals from medical doctors, it is a sad fact that many MD's simply have no idea of how effective trigger point and other therapies can be for relieving the symptoms of CTS and many other common RSI conditions. Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) The term RSI is generally considered an umbrella term for a number of upper limb disorders. There has been a massive increase...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Levator Scapulae Taping Procedure

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  Taping for Trigger Points - Levator Scapulae. Kinesio taping is commonly used by therapists following direct treatment to trigger points (massage, compression, dry needling).   Levator Scapulae The levator scapulae is deep to the SCM and the trapezius. It is named after its action of elevating the scapula. It also helps bend the neck laterally. Trigger points in the levator scapulae typically refer pain in a triangular pattern from the top of the scapula to the nape of the neck. In some cases pain will also refer slightly to the medial border of the scapula and the posterior of the...

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