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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating the Gluteus Maximus

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

   Treating Gluteus Maximus Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   Ischemic Compression Technique     Gluteus Maximus The gluteus maximus is the most coarsely fibered and heaviest muscle in the body, forming the bulk of the buttock. The upper fibers laterally rotate the hip joint and may also assist in abduction of that joint. The lower fibers extend and laterally rotate the hip joint (ex. forceful extension, as in running or rising from sitting).  Through its insertion into the IT tract, the gluteus maximus also helps to stabilize the knee in extension.      Gluteus Maximus - Common Trigger Point...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

Lymphatic System Overview - Maureen Abson   Many experts believe that MLD techniques may be effective for releasing trigger points Manual lymph drainage (MLD) is a gentle manual treatment technique initially developed in the 1930’s by Danish Drs. Emil Vodder and Estrid Vodder. It is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. The Vodders began to study the lymph system in the early 1930's, developing light, rhythmic hand movements to promote lymph movement. They first introduced the technique 1936, in Paris, France,...

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Core Muscle Strengthening - for Everyone!

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

  Keep Those Trigger Points Away - In Just 5 Minutes a Day   3 Good Reasons Why You Should Include Core Muscle Exercises in Your Fitness Routine The core muscles (around the pelvis and trunk) need to be in good shape - and deserve more attention than the occasional push-ups and sit-ups.  Exercising these muscles should play a really important part of any well-rounded fitness program. Don't neglect them, and don't take them for granted.    Developing and Maintaining Strong Core Muscles Will Improve The Way You Cope With All of Your Daily Physical Activities - and Help Avoid the Onset of Active Trigger...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Fibularis/Peroneus

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

    Trigger points in the Fibularis/Peroneus muscles of the lower leg are a common, but often over-looked, source of ankle pain and weakness Anyone who suffers from frequent and reoccurring ankle sprains is likely to have trigger points in these muscles.              FIBULARIS - ANATOMY The course of the tendon of the insertion of the fibularis longus helps maintain the transverse and lateral longitudinal arches of the foot. A slip of muscle from the fibularis brevis often joins the long extensor tendon of the little toe, whereupon it is known as peroneus digiti minimi. The fibularis tertius...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Muscle Energy Techniques (MET's)

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

Stuart Hinds - MET for Scalenes/SCM   Muscle Energy Techniques (METs) are increasingly being used to help dissipate trigger points - especially in cases of chronic shortening of the muscles METs are a broad classification of manual therapy methods directed at improving musculoskeletal function and reducing pain. Historically, the concept of METs emerged as a form of osteopathic manipulative diagnosis and treatment in which the patient’s muscles are actively used on request, from a precisely controlled position, in a specific direction, and against a distinctly executed counterforce from the practitioner. MET was first described in 1948 by Fred Mitchell, Sr., D.O....

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