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Trigger Point Therapy - Levator Scapulae (Stretch)

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Stretching the Levator Scapulae, and applying heat, following ICT treatment for trigger points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner 

 

Ischemic Compression Technique for Levator Scapulae

 

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 glenohumeral joint.

 

  
Levator Scapulae - Common trigger point sites and referred pain map

 

   

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

This trigger point therapy blog is intended to be used for information purposes only and is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or to substitute for a medical diagnosis and/or treatment rendered or prescribed by a physician or competent healthcare professional. This information is designed as educational material, but should not be taken as a recommendation for treatment of any particular person or patient. Always consult your physician if you think you need treatment or if you feel unwell. 

 

  

   

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