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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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Taping for Trigger Points - The Trapezius

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   Treating Trigger Points in the Trapezius   Trigger Point Therapy - Where to Start?   Research supports the use of taping as a treatment aid in managing shoulder impingement problems Subacromial impingement syndrome is the most common shoulder complaint in orthopedic clinics (44–65%) and the most frequent cause of shoulder pain in over-arm athletes. Many factors, such as trigger points, anatomic morphology, overuse, and instability of the glenohumeral joint, have been shown to contribute to the occurrence of the subacromial impingement. In addition, the role of the scapular controlling the impingement problems of the overarm athletes has aroused major interests after the Kibler’s...

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