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Trigger Point Therapy - 5 Step Neck Technique

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Treating Occipitalis Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Ischemic Compression Technique    Trigger Points and Common Neck Pain Trigger point therapy is not a miracle cure but it can sometimes seem that way, especially when we bring relief to long term sufferers of common conditions such as neck pain. This simple 5 step sequential technique (outlined below), can be extremely effective for both short and long term relief.   This standard approach may be effective for chronic tension and neck ache, stress headache, cervical spine pain, and whiplash. Trigger point therapy can be very effective for this region. Thanks to various studies...

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How to Treat a Trigger Point - Trapezius

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  Dr. Jonathan Kuttner - Treating a Trapezius Trigger Point     Notes The trapezius is an important neck muscle and any spastic activity in the SCM, suboccipitals, scalenes, longus colli, levator scapulae, or many other muscles will have an effect on its status. The upper portion decelerates the head, the middle portion decelerates protraction, and the lower portion decelerates shoulder elevation. Remember that many people hold emotional tension in the upper trapezius. Referred Pain - Trapezius Trigger Points Trapezius trigger points typically lead to tension headaches, or pain felt along the side of the neck. In some cases the client...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating the Trapezius

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  Treating Trigger Points - Trapezius     The left and right trapezius viewed as a whole create a trapezium in shape, thus giving this muscle its name As the trapezius is an important neck muscle, any spastic activity in the sternocleidomastoid, suboccipitals, scalenes, longus colli, levator scapulae, or many other muscles will have an effect on its status. Many people hold emotional tension in the upper trapezius. The upper portion decelerates the head, the middle portion decelerates protraction, and the lower portion decelerates shoulder elevation. Myofascial trigger points here lead to tension headaches, with sharp pain felt in the...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Trapezius for Head, Neck and Shoulder Pain

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  Treating trapezius trigger points with ischemic compression technique. See below for details of additional techniques for the treatment of this muscle.   NAT Trigger Point Master Course  All Home Study Courses   Just about everyone has trapezius trigger points. In most cases they can be treated simply and effectively for relieving head, neck and shoulder pain Treating trigger points in the upper trapezius can have a profound effect for many painful conditions. In addition to compression techniques, we often use the following muscle energy techniques (MET's) to target the treatment areas (taught bands/trigger points).     MET Treatment of Right...

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Self Help Techniques for Common Shoulder Trigger Points - Upper Trapezius

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Trapezius Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner    Trigger Point Therapy - Where to Start? Ischemic Compression Technique   Trapezius trigger points are incredibly common and related to a number of ailments such as headaches and stiff necks Trapezius is a major mover of the shoulder. The upper fibers pull the shoulder girdle up and help prevent depression of the shoulder girdle when weight is carried. Trigger points form in the upper, middle and lower trapezius. Upper trigger points are commonly active, typically posture related, and just about all of us have them. These trigger points are associated with a wide...

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