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Trigger Point Therapy - Golfer's Elbow

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  How to Apply Stretching, Ice, and Heat Following Treatment for Triceps Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Studies have shown that pain on the medial epicondyle (Golfer’s Elbow) is about twice as common in men than women Golfer’s Elbow (medial epicondylitis) is a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the tendons that connect the elbow to the forearm. It occurs around the bony bump on the inner side of your elbow. The pain may also be felt into the forearm and wrist. Golfer’s Elbow will usually develop as a result of overuse of the muscles in the forearm...

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What is Bowen Therapy?

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  Andy Eckley gives a brief introduction to Bowen Therapy     Bowen is a holistic remedial body technique that works on the soft connective tissue (fascia) of the body Bowen therapy can be used to treat musculoskeletal or related neurological problems including acute sports injuries and chronic or organic conditions. It is gentle and relaxing and does not use forceful manipulation. Bowen therapy is performed on the superficial and deep fascia and is considered safe to use on anyone, from newborns to the elderly and for any musculoskeletal or related neuromuscular complaint. Bowen is a holistic treatment that treats the whole...

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome - Self Help

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Stretching the Rhomboids - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Functional TOS tends to respond very well to trigger point therapy and various self-help techniques Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is one of a group of conditions that cause pain into the arm hand and fingers. Not everyone is too aware of TOS and it's often something that takes a while to be correctly diagnosed. Anyone who has suffered from TOS will know that the symptoms can be disturbing and debilitating.  Functional TOS and Trigger Points There are generally two types of TOS – one is an unmistakable blockage pressure (organic) to the nerves or...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Hip Pain and Dysfunction

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  Stuart Hinds - Hip Abduction Assessment    Learning to Release the Hip Holding Patterns I've spent the best part of 25 years working predominantly with elite athletes. Just about anyone who knows me will tell you, I've been obsessed with hips for most of that time! Hip Pain and Dysfunction Hip pain and dysfunction are often challenging for the therapist and as I gained experience over the years, and had more and more success in treating hips, I begun to feel certain that sequence, the order in which the treatment is applied, was making a huge impact. This drove me...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Rotator Cuff Injuries

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Treating Supraspinatus - Jonathan Kuttner M.D.     Pelvic, Trunk, and Scapula stability need to be secure to prevent common rotator cuff injuries A survey of one year (2006) showed that over 7.5 million people visited their doctor for a shoulder problem, including shoulder and upper arm sprains and strains. More than half of these visits (4.1 million) were for rotator cuff problems. Another more recent study (Lewis, 2014) reported that 70% of visits to doctors and therapists for shoulder pain were related to rotator cuff disorders. Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by sports and athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such...

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