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How to Stretch for the IT Band

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

Stretching for the IT Band Post Play/Workout     The soft tissue structure of the ITB has been shown through research not to change in length by even 1% using almost one ton of pressure I consider the following MET an appropriate procedure to be included within a treatment plan, as I feel that it will assist in some way to alter the “tone” of the TFL muscle, rather than altering the length of the connective tissue component, i.e. the ITB. It makes a lot more sense to me to use the PIR effect of METs on the TFL muscle,...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Tensor Fasciae Latae (TFL)

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Treating TFL Trigger Points - Stuart Hinds       TFL Trigger Points - Pain can refer midway down the lateral thigh and will often radiate to the knee The tensor fasciae latae (TFL) is a vitally important structure in providing stability through the knee and pelvis. This muscle is a junction for several chains, including the spiral and lateral chains. The anteromedial fibers are responsible for flexion of the thigh, while the posterolateral fibers provide stability to the knee. The tensor fasciae latae assists various muscles, including the gluteus medius and minimus, rectus femoris, iliopsoas, pectineus, and sartorius. Pain from...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating the TFL

Posted by Team NAT on

  Stuart Hinds - Kinesio Taping for TFL Trigger Points     The tensor fasciae latae (TFL) muscle plays a crucial role as it provides stability through the knee and pelvis   Tensor Fasciae Latae - Common Trigger Point Site   TFL trigger points are associated with a wide range of common hip and knee dysfunction are often encountered in a highly resistant form. Pain from these trigger points is often experienced at the level of the greater trochanter of the hip joint. The pain is almost always more intense when walking or running. Referred Pain Pain is also commonly referred...

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